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post #21 of 31

Howdy Cnnart!

Welcome to the forum! We appreciate you joining our group of cooking enthusiasts. I always suggest all the new folks check out Jeff's Smoking E Course.  Lots of great information and best of all it is completely free!

In addition we have a MES Group that can help with the care of your unit and any upgrades your thinking about! Enjoy your stay with us. Ask questions and join our discussions.  You'll find this to be a wonderful community of people.

Brian 

post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by Helmrod View Post
 

So should I order the Gen 1 MES from amazon or sportsman's guide then? I am really new to this and don't want to spend a huge amount of money on a smoker. I guess being cheap in this instance isn't the best route but I don't want to go crazy buying $300 smokers just yet. Also anything on the heating elements of the Gen 1 not being replaceable or burning out quickly?

 

I don't like to spend other people's money but if Lowes takes the Gen #2 back, I would Order the Gen #1 from the place that gives you the best price.

 

I should also mention that I originally got the MES 30, and after about a year of cutting Rib racks in half, and only being able to get 7 pounds of Beef sticks in at a time, I got the MES 40.

If I would have gotten the MES 40 Gen #1 the first time, I would have saved the $179 I paid for the MES 30.

 

Just something to thin about.

Bear

post #23 of 31
One final thought about no smoked flavor...
I learned from this site --- make sure your vent is opened. I had thought it being closed should trap more smoke thereby making it more flavorful. Wrong.
post #24 of 31
Thread Starter 

I just hooked up my MES40 gen1 and it is in the middle of it's seasoning bake.

post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by Cunnart View Post
 

I just hooked up my MES40 gen1 and it is in the middle of it's seasoning bake.

 

 

That's Great----Congrats on the Gen #1 !!

 

 

Bear

post #26 of 31

Where are the Pictures ????

 

 

Gary S

post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by Cunnart View Post

I just hooked up my MES40 gen1 and it is in the middle of it's seasoning bake.

Now your cooking (smoking), baby!
post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by SFCM View Post
 

Welcome to SMF. These guys are wealth of knowledge. I have a MES 40. I love it!  Join the MES group. You will learn a whole bunch about MES from mods to all the positives and negatives that everyone has. Good luck and happy smoking. Rob

 

Where is the MES group?

post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by SmokinDonTCB77 View Post
 

 

Where is the MES group?

 

Try This:

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/groups/show/8/masterbuilt-electric-smoker-mes-owners

 

 

Bear

post #30 of 31

Go to the groups tab at the top of the home page. On page 2 midway down is the MES group.

post #31 of 31
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Originally Posted by Cunnart View Post

I live in the Salt lake city area and I just ordered my first ever smoker, a Masterbuilt electric 30". I believe it is a gen 1 based off of the part number on the site but I am still excited to get started. Any tips on how to upgrade it will be welcomed as will any tips on cooking, rubs and sauces. My wife and I love pulled pork, carolina style, and I recently got introduced to burnt ends and they were what convinced me I needed a smoker. Gods candy those things are.  
I bought the digital Mes from Amazon for 140.00 and i love it so far. It heats very fast and smokes like crazy. Just did a boston butt and had some awesome pulled pork. The butt does stall at 161 degrees for about five hours so it took 12 hours to smoke.
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