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I goofed! MES 30

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Well, I thought I was buying an MES40 for a fantastic price (Craigslist), but after getting home I discovered I picked up a MES 30 for a good price. New out of box, unseasoned. Questions, can the 30 handle a whole pork shoulder? Should I be looking at upgrading the element? It has the 800--or unload it and buy the 40? Wife is STILL laughing! :(

     Dave

post #2 of 6
Is it digital or analog? I have a digital 30 and do whole shoulders, hams, you name it. just did a 15 1/2 lb whole turkey. keep it and buy the 40 then you'll really be smokin!
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Originally Posted by flboy View Post

Well, I thought I was buying an MES40 for a fantastic price (Craigslist), but after getting home I discovered I picked up a MES 30 for a good price. New out of box, unseasoned. Questions, can the 30 handle a whole pork shoulder? Should I be looking at upgrading the element? It has the 800--or unload it and buy the 40? Wife is STILL laughing! :(

     Dave



No need to feel bad or sad, your MES 30 will do a fine job and can handle a pork shoulder just fine.

Use it and enjoy it!

 

 

Todd

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post #4 of 6

Attention Newbies!!!

 

This thread is a good example of why it is nice for people to know approximately where members live.

 

You should have NO problem smoking a Pork Shoulder in your MES 30----And that 800 Watt element should be plenty-------------Especially since you reside in Florida !!!!  biggrin.gif

 

 

Bear

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Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies. Yes, it is the digital, it is one month old, guy won it at work and had no idea what it was. I think he made an honest mistake when he listed it as the 40. I have been using a modified charcoal offset with pretty good results, but the family complains about charcoal taste and I complain about the all nighter brisket smokes- and insanity of keeping temps where I want it. This unit is the perfect solution for all of us. Will keep it, very good looking box!

   Dave

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Oh yeah, it can handle it. It can handle anything that fits!

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