• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

MES 40 - How often do you add wood for smoke?

wayne1213

Newbie
5
10
Joined Dec 31, 2013
I have an MES 40 that has the small half tube chip loader on one side.

How often do you add wood for smoke?  With a full tube, I seem to see 45ish minutes of visible smoke through the window.  Do you add every hour or so?  Is this really a taste thing?

Has anyone tried using chunks split down to a size that will fit in the tube instead of chips?  Seems to me that would give me a longer smoke?

Thanks!
 

gary s

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
25,838
4,345
Joined Jan 6, 2011
[h1]
Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   
[/h1][h1]  [/h1][h1]Gary[/h1]
 

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
36,321
9,418
Joined Sep 12, 2009
 
I have an MES 40 that has the small half tube chip loader on one side.

How often do you add wood for smoke?  With a full tube, I seem to see 45ish minutes of visible smoke through the window.  Do you add every hour or so?  Is this really a taste thing?

Has anyone tried using chunks split down to a size that will fit in the tube instead of chips?  Seems to me that would give me a longer smoke?

Thanks!
I haven't added wood chips or chunks to my MES for 4 years, since I got my Amazing Smokers. They are the only way to fly & smoke in my book.

Bear
 

trikefreak

Smoke Blower
139
14
Joined Nov 21, 2013
I've used chunks, they do seem to burn longer. Lots of folks will tell you to try the amazen pellet tray, but beware, you'll also hear lots of stories about how hard that can be to get it to burn. Take your time, try things more than once, and ask questions....
 

bdskelly

Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
5,696
1,611
Joined Feb 3, 2013
Welcome!  Just a hang full of CHIPS every hour for the first 3 hours.

You will find plenty of friendly folks with great advice on this forum. Lt the search bar at the top of the page be your new friend.  There are over 1 million post on this forum.  And that a lot of powerful knowledge right at your finger tips. Or just ask! If you have not checked it out already, Give Jeff's 5 day ecourse a try.  It is free and full of great information to make you an even better smoker.

Again Welcome.

Brian 
 

geerock

Master of the Pit
SMF Premier Member
1,367
77
Joined Oct 25, 2010
Been using chunks in the mes for both gen 1 and gen 2 for years. Long lasting good smoke flavor.
 

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.