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What do I buy for my MES?

tonestor

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I just got an MES.  I would like to add something that shuts the power off when the meat reaches the desired temp.  What should I buy?
 

ryanhoelzer

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I don't know of anything that will shut it off when it reaches a temp.  You can get a thermometer that will give an alarm when it reaches the temp you set, then you turn it off.

You'd have to build anything more complicated.

I wonder it that's on MasterBuilt's radar for future products??
 

eman

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If you have a MES w/ digital read out it cycles the element when it reachs the set temp or shuts off the power when it runs out the clock.

 I think that the best thing for you to do is, Once you figure out your smoking times  set the timer for as close to the figured time as you feel comfortable with.

 Don't know what you are trying to achieve, But The big thing is once you figure out how to turn it off ,

 MAKE SURE the temp. of the meat does not drop below 140 degrees before you can get to it.
 

jacobss914

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Only way I can see doing this is with a PID and custom code.  Is there one on the open market that is plug and play, not that I know of.  But there are several on this board that have done PID controls on the MES.

MES Mod Thread

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/87723/mes-hot-mods-related-mods-or-creations

Or this is the PID thread direct.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/95284/esmoking-has-been-achieved

Or there is a youTube vid of one also, don't have the link to that one.  The link was in the forums here somewhere.
 

texacajun

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If you have a MES w/ digital read out it cycles the element when it reaches the set temp or shuts off the power when it runs out the clock.

 I think that the best thing for you to do is, Once you figure out your smoking times  set the timer for as close to the figured time as you feel comfortable with.

 Don't know what you are trying to achieve, But The big thing is once you figure out how to turn it off ,

 MAKE SURE the temp. of the meat does not drop below 140 degrees before you can get to it.
I am with eman on this one. I also don't know what your going for (turning the unit off once it reach the foods desired temp). But i set the timer and that works in the same manor. Maybe your looking at doing some long term smokes and didn't what your MES running when the food reaches the desired temp. I have done some long smokes and i always check temps and add chips every hour to ensue everything is running good. The MES is kinda like a set it and forget it but i still monitor every thing hour by hour.
 

mballi3011

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If it's your MES's birthday I would buy it a Smoke Vault 24" it's a easy smoker and you'll like it too.........LOL
 

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