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Oh my! Unboxing new MES30, missing parts & some ??? (Success! Q-View added)

post #1 of 18
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Hi all! I finally received my MES 30 yesterday...

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First off, the screws for the Control Panel were MIA :(

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Secondly, can anybody please let me know if I have the latest/preferred chip tray & loader?

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Thanks for browsing and helping a fellow member out :)


Edited by zmanH2 - 1/22/12 at 7:43pm
post #2 of 18

Great Start!

 

Todd

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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post #3 of 18

Wish I could help you out but I have never owned a MES.   Did you try to bring it back to where you bought it and see if they have the model you want?  And the screws for the control panel?

post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 

^^^

I got it from Amazon. I will have to call Masterbuilt on Monday since they're closed today frown.gif

post #5 of 18

yes you have the preffered chip tray, but as for the missing parts, there should be a water pan and at least 3 more wire racks too, unless you just didn't take pics of them

post #6 of 18

you got gutted!  send it back for a refund....  Lowe's has them on clearance right now for $149.  Find a 10% off coupon (like in the movers guide from the post office) and its even cheaper! good luck.

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Originally Posted by Big Casino View Post

yes you have the preffered chip tray, but as for the missing parts, there should be a water pan and at least 3 more wire racks too, unless you just didn't take pics of them



 



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Originally Posted by barflyngrill View Post

you got gutted!  send it back for a refund....  Lowe's has them on clearance right now for $149.  Find a 10% off coupon (like in the movers guide from the post office) and its even cheaper! good luck.


Thanks for the replies fellas!
 

Actually, I have everything except for the missing screws.

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I just went to Lowes' and got the 2 screws for 64 cents. The stupid manual says M5x.08x10 panhead screws whereas they should be M5x.80x10 30.gif

 

I also found the MES30 cover on clearance for $10. I'm going to season the MES tomorrow.

 

post #8 of 18

Wrap the water pan and drip in foil for easier clean up

 

TJ

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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post #9 of 18

What you going to smoke first?

post #10 of 18

You are gonna love the MES!  Good luck on it!

post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by TJohnson View Post

Wrap the water pan and drip in foil for easier clean up

 

TJ


Gotcha! Do I need to cut a hole for the outer pan?

 

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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post

What you going to smoke first?


LOL. Well, I woke up late today and I still need to season the MES. I was gonna do baby backs but due to time constraints, I guess salmon would probably do it for the time being. Salmon is usually 2 to 2.5 hours, right? (140 IT)


 

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You are gonna love the MES!  Good luck on it!


Crossing my fingers 102.gif biggrin.gif
 

 

post #12 of 18

Are you sure the screws aren't already in the holes?  Mine were when I got it at Christmas, also from Amazon.

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Are you sure the screws aren't already in the holes?  Mine were when I got it at Christmas, also from Amazon.


Yep...definitely missing.
 

 

post #14 of 18
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Before anything, did we get some great football games or what? Superbowl >>> Patriots vs Giants usa.gif

 

OK time for some end-of-day report. I'm happy to report that the MES30 performed as advertised. I have been reading this very forum since before joining and before I even got the smoker. I would like to thank all the members especially the contributors here. I have learned so much and here are some:

 

- foil wrapping the MES pans (great for cleanup)

- apple juice in sprayer

- add wood chips every 45-60 minutes (everything turned into ash)

- no constant peeking

- foil under salmon so no sticking to grill

 

Like I said previously I didn't have enough time to do the baby backs. I decided to do salmon and some fatties. My father-in-law just came from the Philippines and gave us some longaniza (Filipino sausage). I wrapped those in Farmer John bacon. Everything turned out great just in time for supper.

 

Here are the fatties...(mostly for my son)

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I am trying to eat healthy so I tried this seasoning from Trader Joe's (no salt)...

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...and here's the finish product!

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Good job MES30 biggrin.gif Here she is ready for the next round....

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post #15 of 18

ZMAN

 

When I purchased mine from Lowes I also was missing the 2 screws for the digital timer/heat setting unit. I just called MB and they sent out 2 right away.

 

Is this the #20070511 modle?

 

 

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post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by NY smoker View Post

ZMAN

 

When I purchased mine from Lowes I also was missing the 2 screws for the digital timer/heat setting unit. I just called MB and they sent out 2 right away.

 

Is this the #20070511 modle?

 

 

 

It's the 20070910.
 

 


 

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Yes sir! 241.png

 

post #18 of 18

same screws because the timer/setting unit is the same. Just ask for the mounting screws.

 

 

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