anyone know about these?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by soafung, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. soafung

    soafung StickBurners

    i'm going to get my father in-law an electric smoker for his birthday and was wondering if anyone had any knowledge about these (Cajun Injector Electric Smokehouse).  i realize that most would suggest the 30" MES, but this was actually my wife's idea and his bday is on the 3rd.  their are no 30" MES in town, must be ordered.  the academy in town has a few of these guys in stock.  any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Seems to be an MES 30, under a different name????

    Don't know where the top vent is though.

    Last edited: Aug 1, 2010
  3. txmike

    txmike Fire Starter

    You may want to call the Cajun Injectors CS Department and find out if the Controller and heating element are replacable. That would be my biggest issue. And I agree with Bear, it does look like the MES
  4. soafung

    soafung StickBurners

    academy's web site is showing the older model.  i looked at one and the vent is on the top to the right of the controller (just like the MES).  as a matter of fact, awhi8le back, lowe's did have some in stock (not stocking them now) and the CI looks identical to the 30" MES.  the CI control panel "flips down".  i think i'm gonna get it anyways as the only other electric smokers in town are no/generics.  i remember some time ago, jeff was gonna get a CI to test and review for the news letter, but i don't remember ever seeing the review.  he also said he was gonna get a promo code for SMF members to use when ordering from CI.  i might try and find that news letter review.
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I found this old post on the Cajun Injector Smoker.

    Originally Posted by billbfoot  [​IMG]

    It looks identical to my MES (MN: 20070106)...


    Yes, it's small, but it will hold a decent amount of food. I got mine from Barbecues Galore for matching a Cabela's add. I had a BBQ Galore gift card for $150, but I know now that at that price, it's a great deal either way.

  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL----I'm still trying to figure out why their ad pictures don't show a vent on the top.-------Weird!

  7. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Looked at one saturday at acadamey and the one they had does not have a top vent.

     That right there would keep me from buying it.

     From what i have been told it is the older style MES 30 under a different lable.

     I have the MES 40 and can fit 2 racks of spares untrimmed or 3 st louis racks on each grate.

     i have had some users tell me that the 30 can be tight .
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mine isn't one of the real new ones, but it has a top vent.

    As for the size----Yeah my MES 30 is a bit on the puny side, but Paul (Beer-B-Q) says if I'm patient, it will grow.

    I'm still waiting!

  9. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    I have a MES30.  I have done two racks of ribs in it (that is the way they come from BJs).  However, I need to cut them in half.  They don't quite fit the long way on a rack.  I suppose that if I had a hanger, they would fit vertically though.

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