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Masterbuilt 40 vs Smokin Tex 1400

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Tired of maintaining the charcoal in my Weber, I bought a masterbuilt smoker with the glass door. Broke on me first time. Power kept shutting off. Had to watch it for the entire 6 hr smoke. They sent me a new control panel and that one was even worse. Had to unplug smoker and reset it, meat probe and remote never worked. What a piece of crap. Screws didnt fit and was dented upon arrival. Table accessory didnt have wheels either, which stunk because at least the smoker had wheels but now i had to remove them to put it on the stand. Supposedly the owner of the company made a "Deal" with the Big Man Upstairs. If he named his company after God....he would have a successful business. More like a deal with the other guy....anyway....

Researched more and returned it to home depot. My new Smokin Tex 1400 is on the way. I know they are all made in China but i'm hopong for better quality.

Any suggestions on smoking with it and breaking it in? I was suprised that it does not come with a water pan.
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Oh yeah, i also ordered the new Igrill 2 bluetooth meat thermometer. Should i run the cables through the top or the door?
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The smoking-tex will be a wonderful smoker.  I have the Smokin-It #2 which looks almost identical.   Mine too didn't come with a water pan.....cause you don't need it.  These units are VERY tight and well built.  I put my meat in and set the temp then watch for my Internal Temp to reach desired then pull it out.  Easy peasy.   


You made a great choice......you will LOVE the new smoker. 


Here's mine.....with the stand





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Awesome, can' t wait and big family party in 2 weeks. No need to soak wood either?

Your smoker has better casters from what i saw but very comparable to the tex.

Saw a great smoked bean recipe from fishinchick on this site too.

Getting a nice cigar tomorrow to tide me over till it comes. Enjoying San Diego weather this weekend on long island ny. Sunny and 75!!
post #5 of 5

No need to soak wood.  Use chunks not chips as well.  Be careful not to use too much wood.  I seriously use less than 2oz per smoke.  


I run my cable through the hole on top of my smoker.  I don't want to damage my door seal with the wire. 


I just smoked a Cuban El Rey Del Mundo Choix Supreme from 2002...mmmmmm mmmmmmm good :drool


Was sunny and 79F here in my little town today.  Used the pool....smoked some nuts.....drank some Margaritas. Life is good!


Oh and welcome to the forum!!!



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