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post #21 of 34

Hi,   I'm interested in the Masterbuilt smokers.   I like the electric but am also looking to propane.   Can you use anything besides the pellets for making smoke ??    I currently have a homemade unit and use hardwood sawdust and have had very good luck over the years.  I usually have mixed hardwood but sometimes all oak which is very good and sometimes cherry.   Also good.

 

Is there any unit available better for home use than the Masterbuilt ???   Is propane or electric better for home use ??

 

Thanks all,    Keep smokin

 

Roger in NJ

post #22 of 34

Try taking wood chunks and cutting them down a little with a hatchet, mix in a little broken up lump charcoal ,chips and some pellets. Gives a real nice smoke . The Masterbuilt kit is the best thing for getting good consistent smoke for the MES30 or 40 . It is true "set it and forget it" !!  it always has amazed me ,not to make a pun, how so many people are so hung  up on that tray thing and put down the Masterbuilt kit .

post #23 of 34

Has anyone tried using pellets?

post #24 of 34

Hey Telman2

 

Completely off the subject, but that is one georgous rod!!!

 

Gary

post #25 of 34

i like the cart can you give more info

i don't have a sames membership

 

tia

post #26 of 34
Thread Starter 

It's just a stainless steel 3 shelf utility cart, what I liked about this one is that the shelves were adjustable so I could eliminate the top one and adjust the middle 0ne to put the smoker at a good working height. I cut a piece of plywood to fit the shelf then bolted the wood and the smoker to the wire shelf. I'm sure that you can find something similar at any of the home center stores like Home Depot, Lowes or Menards.

post #27 of 34
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GaryHibbert View Post
 

Hey Telman2

 

Completely off the subject, but that is one georgous rod!!!

 

Gary


Thank you Gary, she's not too bad looking for a 47 year old girl.

post #28 of 34

Well, I'll tell you, she looks a hell of a lot better at 47 than I do at 65.  She doesn't look like she's been road (rode?) hard and put away wet 500 times  LOL

Gary

post #29 of 34
Thread Starter 

Here's a little better picture from last summer.

 

post #30 of 34
Just a couple of quick questions, How long will the cold smoker produce smoke on a full load of chips? and how many chips does it take to fill it up?
post #31 of 34

I can't tell you exactly how much chips because I always make a mix of chunk,chip,pellets and broken lump charcoal. I can tell you you won't miss much from your bag if you fill it up and it will burn for 6 hours .Might have to shake it down about about midway through burn but other than that it is set it and forget it . If you want a true cold smoke ,fill it and turn it up unattached from MES .let it start smoking ,switch it off and pull out ash drawer. push it into side of MES(don't have to use hook) and let it smoke .If you have a small fan you can point it at opening of ash drawer to give more air and you will have a perfect cold smoke using what ever you want .

post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by sctdg35 View Post

I can't tell you exactly how much chips because I always make a mix of chunk,chip,pellets and broken lump charcoal. I can tell you you won't miss much from your bag if you fill it up and it will burn for 6 hours .Might have to shake it down about about midway through burn but other than that it is set it and forget it . If you want a true cold smoke ,fill it and turn it up unattached from MES .let it start smoking ,switch it off and pull out ash drawer. push it into side of MES(don't have to use hook) and let it smoke .If you have a small fan you can point it at opening of ash drawer to give more air and you will have a perfect cold smoke using what ever you want .


 



Thanks for the info I may just add one of these to my wish list!!
post #33 of 34
Do you guys use wet or dry chips?
post #34 of 34

Just had my unit delivered yesterday.  broke it in for a couple of hours.  this think is going to be great.  I plan on adding a 3ft length of stove pipe between the unit and the smoker for cold smoking.  otherwise, I'll leave it attached for regular smoking.

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