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Sausage/Jerky Rack MES40 w step by step

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These work great. When i had my Mess, Richie was so kind to make one for me. Follow his directions and you cant go wrong.
 

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Your wooden racks are a great idea, however it looks like you're just replacing the current racks that come with the smoker with wooden ones?  I would imagine it would be too easy to take your design and just make stacking racks so that they are closer to each other, that way you could fit more me in their.

I like to design however I'm not set up to make racks like that I'm sure you use the router to make the holes on the side rails dolls fit in.  I don't have a router so my holes would be all different sizes which would only cause problems.  If you design a freestanding multilayer rack that will fit in the Masterbuilt 30 " please let me know how to your it. As I type this holes instead of grooves for the side pieces.

Do you have to do anything to to the wood you use as racks so they don't get burned up. I am new to Smoking so excuse my dumb questions.
Ron I use the original racks to hold mine,I used a drill to make the holes.

You can use the Smores sticks they sell in the dollar store to hang the jerky.

As for were the holes are drilled just cut V notches with a saw and lay the sticks in there

Richie
 

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Ron I use the original racks to hold mine,I used a drill to make the holes.

You can use the Smores sticks they sell in the dollar store to hang the jerky.

As for were the holes are drilled just cut V notches with a saw and lay the sticks in there

Richie
Yes I understand how you attached your wooden racks for hanging stuff I want to use the same method to make several jerky racks. I would like to take out the racks of my smoker and use stackable wooden racks, I need more square inches of racking to make as much jerky as possible.

Could your design modified to not use the original racks to hold anything, in fact I want to take out my racks and replace with home made wooden racks using 1/4 dowels instead of the 1/2"

Do you think if i use your design and modify so I can stack the wooden racks on each other??

Thanks

Ron
 

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Ron I use the original racks to hold mine,I used a drill to make the holes.

You can use the Smores sticks they sell in the dollar store to hang the jerky.

As for were the holes are drilled just cut V notches with a saw and lay the sticks in there

Richie
Yes I understand how you attached your wooden racks for hanging stuff I want to use the same method to make several jerky racks. I would like to take out the racks of my smoker and use stackable wooden racks, I need more square inches of racking to make as much jerky as possible.

Could your design modified to not use the original racks to hold anything, in fact I want to take out my racks and replace with home made wooden racks using 1/4 dowels instead of the 1/2"

Do you think if i use your design and modify so I can stack the wooden racks on each other??

Thanks

Ron
You may be able to use expanded metal to make racks

Richie
 

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You may be able to use expanded metal to make racks

Richie
when you say expanded metal, can you expand on your explanation.  If you have any kind of pictures to show me what you talking about that would be great to.  It seems like everyone is trying to talk me out of doing wood, I don't understand it since you were able to make wooden racks, what difference would it make whether I'm making wooden racks for jerky compared to your wooden racks for hanging sausage or meat snacks?

I'm just very confused
 

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You may be able to use expanded metal to make racks

Richie
when you say expanded metal, can you expand on your explanation.  If you have any kind of pictures to show me what you talking about that would be great to.  It seems like everyone is trying to talk me out of doing wood, I don't understand it since you were able to make wooden racks, what difference would it make whether I'm making wooden racks for jerky compared to your wooden racks for hanging sausage or meat snacks?

I'm just very confused
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...n-Plain-Expanded-Metal-Sheet-801427/204225784

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...n-Plain-Expanded-Metal-Sheet-801417/204225783

Richie
 

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okay Richie, now I get what you're talking about.  If I'm going to go with metal I would be better off to go with these.

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They are less expensive and made of Stainless Steel which I can cut to size and they still give me those bottom feet to use them as stackable trays rather than the trays that come with the smoker.

I appreciate you showing me what you're talking about but I think the links you sent me are not gonna work for what I need, but since I did see what you are talking about, now I can just go with the ones from Amazon.com.  My thinking is I can cut them and not have to worry about them because are made of stainless steel and then stack as many as I want.
 

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okay Richie, now I get what you're talking about.  If I'm going to go with metal I would be better off to go with these.

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They are less expensive and made of Stainless Steel which I can cut to size and they still give me those bottom feet to use them as stackable trays rather than the trays that come with the smoker.

I appreciate you showing me what you're talking about but I think the links you sent me are not gonna work for what I need, but since I did see what you are talking about, now I can just go with the ones from Amazon.com.  My thinking is I can cut them and not have to worry about them because are made of stainless steel and then stack as many as I want.
Ron That will work and good luck with your project 

Richie
 

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