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post #1 of 45
Thread Starter 
I was at the store yesterdayand noticed they had smokers on clearance. I looked around and said to myself..ive never used an electric smoker. So i bought it for $35. Its the masterbilt 30" smokehouse. My question is...how do you guys like them?
post #2 of 45
What store did u get it
post #3 of 45

The Masterbuilt smokers have quite a loyal following around here.  There are users who have problems with their unit, but those who get a good one are frequently the silent majority.  I have a MES 40, it has worked well for me, since I got my pellet smokers and mailbox mod debugged. 

post #4 of 45
Masterbuilt makes a lot of models But for 35.00 You did well. Some like them and some don't. I for one think they are a good value. When you learn the smoker you will cook up some great Q. Stick around and you will find the answers to your questions. Look on your data plate and further ID. your model and model number. That will help with questions in the future. Jted
post #5 of 45
Masterbuilt makes a lot of models But for 35.00 You did well. Some like them and some don't. I for one think they are a good value. When you learn the smoker you will cook up some great Q. Stick around and you will find the answers to your questions. Look on your data plate and further ID. your model and model number. That will help with questions in the future. Jted
post #6 of 45

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Let us see your good deal. 

Happy smoken.

David

post #7 of 45
I love my MES 30. And as stated before you got a killer deal. For the most part I use my own thermometer, and don't rely on the digital included. Other then that I have been able to produce some good smoke.
post #8 of 45
Thread Starter 
I got it at walmart. It was the store display and everything was there including the manual. I will post some pictures tomorrow when i get a chance. Also its not the one with the digital thermometer on top.
post #9 of 45
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  i couldnt believe how small the exhaust is.

post #10 of 45
That's how small the exhaust is on my Smokin-it smoker. Works perfrctly
post #11 of 45

Nice score now lets see it being put to great use. 

 

DS 

post #12 of 45
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Its getting seasoned tomorrow, than the big smoke this weekend. I plan on doing a briskit but the last one i did on my offset smoker just fell apart like pulled pork. I was so disappointed in myself but i guess you learn as you go. I also plan on getting a maverick 733 in the near future. I am thinking of putting on a bigger exhaust but im not sure yet.
post #13 of 45

Really nice steal , Ryeguy.

 

Now after seasoning , do lots of 'Que ' and send Q-view ...

 

 

Have fun and . . .

post #14 of 45
Thread Starter 
Didnt get to season it. Had to go to court in a p.o.s. state N.Y. I would hate to live there.
post #15 of 45
Thread Starter 


Seasoning the new smoker..plugged it in 20 minutes ago an its on medium..cant believe it got to that temp that fast
post #16 of 45
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this might be a stupid question but, the smoker has been going for quite a while now. i put some wood chips in the smoker box and there is still no smoke(after about an hour) . what am i doing wrong? i have never used a electric smoker like this thing before.

post #17 of 45
Thread Starter 

it finally just started smoking

post #18 of 45

Did you soak the wood chips first? If so, that might be the problem. Most folks here do not soak, it just delays the smoke.

post #19 of 45

Please be aware that the thermometers supplied with Masterbuilt Electric smokers are notorious.  Most of us (I definitely do in my MES 40") use digital food/smoker thermometers like the Maverick ET-732.

post #20 of 45
Thread Starter 
I put a oven thermometer in there also(i know that works). I plan on getting a maverick soon. I didnt soak the chips.
Edited by ryeguy45 - 9/6/14 at 8:50pm
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