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Masterbuilt 30" modle Q's

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Been hideing and lurking for about 3 weeks and some great info from all members on this site. I want to start being a smoker due to this season I took some venison to a new butcher for snack sticks only because he was closer then the other place, only to get back what I wasent expecting.


I have a store which has the Masterbuilt 30" electric smoker on sale for $149.00 (6 in stock as of 12/27/2011), BUT it has a modle number of 20070511. I read here that the 20070106 had some element issues, but did not find much on this modle #. I can get today if I want.


Any info if this modle has issues anyone can tell me, or should I just play it safe and go to Amazon.com for $199.00 W/ free shipping for the 20070910 updated modle.


I'm not looking for the 40" or glass door YET, untill I play around and see if smoken is for me.


Any help appriciated.....


Signed, wannaB new smoker.

post #2 of 18

I don't know much about the element issues but someone posted that same smoker on sale at lowes for $79 check iut out if your gonna buy that is one heck of a savings


post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks Big C.


Was just on the phone with lowes and told me $149.00 from $179.00 for the 20070511. Could not even tell me how many Watts it was 650 or 800.


 No one could tell me about the $79.00 smoker by MES. Didnt have a clue what I was talking about.




post #4 of 18
post #5 of 18

if you click the link that is on that thread it will take you to lowes website, from there you should be able to find a store that has them, I have 5 stores in my area that say they have limited availability

post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks Big C,


that link just keeps trying to load with no luck. I think that smoker was a On-line misprint. Im still looking into that $79.00 smoker as I type.


Thanks again Big C

post #7 of 18

hmm thats weird the page says the sale is on till 2/15/2012


here I grabbed the page for you maybe you can use the model numbers from the description






post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks again Bic C...



I saw the date also.


I found the same item from lowes on a few on line searches.


I printed out the page and will be going tomorrow to see whats up directally from the lowes store.


Mabey they will help me out a bit in our findings.


I did see also on that page that no links to click to purchase in any way. Its just an information page on that smoker.

post #9 of 18

yeah  on that page there is the "find store pick up locations" when I click on that it shows me all the store in my area that "may" have it , cause they all say limited quantities... so it's probably a close out of that smoker and once they are gone thats it


post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 

I would assume for $149.00 sale price would still not be a bad deal to try out and get started.


I just sent a E-mail to masterbuilt on that #20070511 model to see if they can tell me how many watts it is.


Would you assume that the above model is still a bit newer then the #20070106? Thanks the 1 I heard had the bad element connector. I know on here is a quick fix to that problem.



post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 

Just called MES and was told it is 800watts. Ill be heading to get a hands on look tomorroe. Only about 20min drive.


Thanks again Bic C

post #12 of 18

I really couldnt tell you that, you never know how they keep track of things

I bought mine 2 or  3 yrs ago and the model no. is 20070110

post #13 of 18

your welcome  hope I helped a little and good luck


post #14 of 18

I have the 20070511 model it has a built in meat probe and has an external grease tray, which may be the difference between it and other models, also could be wattages for some to.

post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks AX Ron:


Any problems with the 20070511 unit yet?


How long have you had the unit?


Had you made any mods, or needed to?



post #16 of 18

No problems yet just seasoned it yesterday, going to smoke on it tomarrow so we shall see. It has the larger chip tray so it should be good ie no mods.  Good luck

post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 

Hello AzRon:


I just went today and picked up the MES 30",  total after sales and 5% off lowes card $153.94. A bit to cold to be out and season mine (21Deg's out). Looks like Sunday will be good 45Deg's. This will give me time to think of what to smoke first.


Let me know how it all works out and I will do the same.

post #18 of 18

NYsmoker did a pork loin st louis ribs and a fatty, pork loin may have screwed it up don't know ribs good and fatty was very good.  Still learning tho (steep learning curve)   Will keep at it and figure it out

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