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Thread Starter 
Hey all, I just bought a masterbuilt 30" electric smoker without the window. Got it assembled, now what. ;)

I figured it'll be smarter for me to learn from others with more experience.
post #2 of 6
There's a bunch of MES owners on here and they will help ya a bunch... From what I hear, it's a great smoker..... The one downfall that all will agree with is the stock therm is not accurate.... I'd suggest like a lot of us on this site to invest in a Maverick ET-732 therm. The Mav is great, and it's a wireless transmitter so ya can keep track of your temp easy. Also it's a dual probe therm so ya can track smoker temp as well as meat IT !

Congrats on the new toy, now get er dirty ! beercheer.gif
post #3 of 6
regul8dhbbyist,
Welcome, from southern Ohio, to the best forum on the internet if you are looking to learn how to BBQ/smoke/brine/cure/inject. Well you get the picture if you can do it to something you put on a plate to eat then someone here has probably done it then smoked it. Use the search bar at the top of the page and you will be led to the answer to most every question you can think of. If you don't find the answer there then just post it and someone will chime in with their opinion on the subject.

I to hope you got one of the good ones!! The two items that will help you the most when using your new MES, are a AMPNS and a Maverick thermometer The only advice I can offer is be patient, learn your smoker and all of its quirks, Start a smoking log and put all of the pertinent info in there for future use.
Here is a link to the MES Owners Group:
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/groups/show/8/masterbuilt-electric-smoker-mes-owners
You may have to join the group to post there, but any questions you have that would be the best place to post them.

Just in case you were wondering how this site works.
Here is a link to a FAQ for the site.
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/faq
Lots of good stuff there on how to get around here.
Always remember the only dumb question is the one you don’t ask!!
Keep Smokin!!!
Wolf
post #4 of 6

texas.gif  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from another beautiful, windy and cool day in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything 

 

Gary

post #5 of 6

Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...

Fire it up and give it a good seasoning fallowed by some meat of choice. Remember

to post a Qview.
Happy smoken.
David

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Well, I just seasoned the mes last night and will be researching recipes and ideas while deciding what to try first. Thank you for the warm welcome.
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