New MES Bluetooth Digital smoker

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by parrot-head, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. I was happy with Sam's. I had an issue with the first unit and took it back for exchange no questions asked, even though I didn't have the box anymore. Sam's sells the window 40" BT with wheels.

    Five String
     
  2. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Has anyone tested the underside of the smoker to see how hot it gets?
     
  3. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    Per MB there's a mother board down at the bottom.

    -Kurt
     
  4. dvuong

    dvuong Smoke Blower

    Is there anyone that has gone from a Gen 1 to a Gen 2.5?
     
  5. This has been discussed in prior threads here. I (and others) have found that if you clean the window and seal right after your smoke using a combination of the BLUE cap (no fume) Easy Off and vinegar/water spray bottle your life will be easy. The grates can go into the dishwater.

    As far as the Maverick 733, I tested it Sunday by smoking 2 large baked potatos. I put one probe from the 733 and the MES meat probe into one potato and after 5 hrs there was never more than 1 degree variance.
    Dennis
     
  6. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    My Mav and BT probe have a 3F diffs, but its close enough. 
     
  7. mori55

    mori55 Fire Starter

    use the mister clean magic eraser , cleans the window in about a minute , crud wipes right off .
     
  8. mori55

    mori55 Fire Starter

    I got my 40 at Bass Pro.
     
  9. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Brothers! I had some serious AMPS success today right out the gates. Zero issues now that I've figured out how to light it properly. I used a hairdryer and it worked beautifully. I went a bit overboard with the cherry but I now know what I'm looking for. It's much quicker to use a hairdryer than wait for it to burn. Light = 15 seconds. Hairdryer = 30 seconds. Put it in the AMPS and walk away. With a hairdryer I was able to turn about 3/4 inch of the pellets black instantly. I was also able to blow the cherry down which I think is important. Woooohoooo! Hopefully I'll have no more issues. Thanks Bear.
     
  10. brickguy221

    brickguy221 Smoking Fanatic

    I've heard about using a hair dryer, so I tried it last time, but my wife's 15+ year old hair drier blows too wide and doesn't blow that hard as the demo I watched using a hair dryer. Thus it didn't work well, so I will either have to blow like Bear does or take MAZE and/or TUBE to garage where I have an air compressor of which I could set on a real low pressure, then carry it/them back to Smoker on patio. The last time I lit my TUBE on Patio, the Oklahoma wind blew hard enough to take care of the blowing job.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2015
  11. I have a Sam's Club membership, but they did not have in stock so I also purchased my 2.5 40 in from Bass Pro. Love it!
     
  12. Mummel, I think if you just use a good torch to get the flame going - like 1 inch in, you won't need to use a hair blower. I haven't had a problem getting it ti stay lit as long as I let it burn a few min. before blowing out the flame. But...if it works for you great.
    Dennis
     
  13. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm glad you found your system. I'm sticking with gelled alcohol. No handheld electrical appliances needed and lighting it and keeping it lit is even faster.
     
  14. mori55

    mori55 Fire Starter

    Well I started my 10lb Boston butt at midnight , I've been cooking at 220 and now it's 7:30am and the butts at 168. Do I foil or let it ride ? I'm planning on eating around 4:00 pm. I don't want it done too early .. But I guess I'll hit the stall soon. Any help would be appreciated. It's my first butt
     
  15. krooz

    krooz Smoke Blower

    I've never foiled a butt and they've always come out great. If it gets done early just double wrap in foil and place in a cooler with towels - it'll stay screaming hot for hours....
     
  16. brickguy221

    brickguy221 Smoking Fanatic

    I just let the flame burn until it dies. Seems it doesn't burn all of that long before dying on it's own. Should I be blowing it out earlier?
     
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Like I've been saying for years, "If you want it to keep going, you have to blow it Down & In---Under the unburned Pellets, until you get a really big cherry under the row".

    Whether that's with a Heat Gun, a Hair Dryer, an Air Compressor, a Bellows, or your Lungs, it doesn't matter, just so it gets done deep enough.

    If you can get it glowing deep enough with a torch, like Dennis does, that's good too, as long as it's glowing deep.

    Bear
     
  18. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Ahhahahaahahahahahhaahhaah. I just got a tongue lashing. My wife went to dry her hair and all she got was a blast on smoke scent. Her hair smells like Pitmasters mix. Guess I'll have to use my air mattress pump from now on hahahahahahahahhahahhahahahah!!!!!!!
     
  19. krooz

    krooz Smoke Blower

    lol. Better not let her go out on her own or she might have a lot of guys following her around!
     
  20. Now that's too funny!
     

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