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Hi guys/gals. Mine name is Bob. I live by the Poconos. I like smoked meats and picked up a 30" Masterbuilt Digital Smoker as a Christmas present to myself and 1 for my son-in-law as well. He said it was the nicest present he ever got. What a great compliment. I haven't really used my smoker much but have a half turkey and 9 chicken thighs in it right now for dinner guests coming in 4 hours.

I'm into motorcycles as well as Personal Vaporizers since I quit smoking cigarettes 7 months ago.

I do have a problem with the Masterbuilt smoker in regards to the digital temperature. I have a Maverick dual remote temp sensor that I use and see the setting on the smoker is about 20 degrees higher than it reads. I figure this to be a lawyer induced legal thing so Masterbuilt isn't sued for people getting sick from undercooked meat. I may be wrong but I wonder if anyone else has experience with this and how far off theirs is. Maybe there's a thread someone can help me to so I can read up on this as I don't think it's just mine with this problem.

I'd like to thank everyone in advance for the tips and tricks I'll learn here and hopefully I'll be able to help others in the future.

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Yeah I own the same smoker. I have read tons of posts about it and it seems that some people have this problem right with you. I found over the hot box on the right side it cooks faster as well. Just from reading i see a lot of people have been putting temp gage's  on a rack in the smoker or through the air flow hole on the top. 

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I've been doing some reading here that the right side of the smoker works like a chimney and gets hotter as you said.

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I have a MES30 also. The temp gauge on the smoker runs 30 degrees hotter than what my Maverick registers. I started setting my temperatures to the Maverick and my meat came out less dry this way.

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Hello and  welcome1.gifto SMF 

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welcome1.gif to SMF Bob . You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info. Smoking  5-Day e-Course

post #7 of 15

Welcome aboard, Bob!


Good luck and good smoking.

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post #9 of 15
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Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone. I signed up for the 5 day course. I'll read chapter 1 later today.

The turkey and chicken I made were a real hit yesterday with my guests. :)


I'm glad I have a real 2 probe thermometer so I know whats going on temperature wise and I'll probably pick up an A-MAZE-N-PRODUCT before too long so I can set it and forget it.

post #10 of 15

Welcome to the SMF Family...I have found that where you place your probe matters...I have found that middle shelf left of center matches what the MES says it is...It will cycle high and low as the heating coil turns on and off...JJ

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Welcome to SMF!

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welcome man, i havent been a member long but have learned so much in the short amount of time.  This is a great site

post #13 of 15
Hey Bob, welcome... My bro lives in gouldsboro area. Nice to see another local from pocono area.
post #14 of 15

Welcome to SMF its nice to have ya.. There is lots to learn  and great people to learn from.. Have fun and Happy smoking..

post #15 of 15

Hello Bob and welcome to SMF!

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