Masterbuilt 40" with glass window

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by junebugg, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Can u use traeger pellets in the shoot where wood chip go. I'm not gettin enough smoke with tab baffle open all the way with 24 hr soaked wood chips.
  2. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    Why are you soaking them so long?  The reason for soaking (as I understand it) is just to keep them from flaring up.  Soaking that long would probably bleed all the flavor out of them too.
  3. The answer is can use Traeger pellets in the MES...they will produce quite a bit of smoke at first but then settle down to a nice medium smoke....  you don't soak pellets at all...

    I usually onl;y soak may chip a few minutes before use....I have had no problem with flare up and they produce a good emount of smoke..!

  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    There is no need to soak chips at all for the MES.

     have used my 40 at least every other week for over a year and have never soaked chips.
  5. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When I use the wood chip tray on my MES I use just a very small handfull and usually end up putting more in every 20 to 30 minutes. I try not to use a lot of chips and I never soak them. If you think about it... the heat just dries out the wood chips and they start back where they would have been before you soaked them. I tried the soaking thing when I first started out smoking and I just never saw the advantage of soaking. An added step I eliminated from my method.
  6. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My stories the same as PignIt, Started soaking in the beginning, then quit and haven't looked back.

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