New to electric smoking.

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by billyboy402, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Good evening all,

    I just received  my mes 30 by fed ex today, and picked up an AMPNS from Cabelas, should be a good weekend.

    I was doing the season process and added pellets to the loader the last 45 min, i hear a WOOF that almost blew the loader out,

    I opened the unit to find the whole chip pan on fire. So lesson learned already . Many more learning curves to come i am sure.
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF, Billy!

    Congrats on the new smoker!

    Now you know why everybody uses an AMNPS for smoke!

    Al
     
  3. parrot-head

    parrot-head Meat Mopper

    Too many pellets...don't use pellets in the chip tray.  That is why you got the AMNPS
     
  4. mfreel

    mfreel Smoking Fanatic

    Ditto.  Remove the chip pan.

    Also, MESs are famous for being inaccurate.  Consider using a reliable external thermometer for measuring your IT of your smoker as well as the meat.
     

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