So ACE Hardware extended their Black Friday sale on Masterbuilt Digital Smoker for $129 . I have been using a Stick Burner for 20+ years but have been thinking I should broaden my horizons . Will I be Happy playing with this ???
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i would jump on it, it sounds like it might be very similar to the one that Lowe's has, very similar pricing (when on sale). I went to look at it at Lowe's on sale (both the 30 & 40) and by the end of the day I came home with the "40" SS forward controls, remote, glass in door and two additional shelves for $289.00 plus 24.5 for the extra shelves. I thought that was a great deal. brought me into the electric age..... everyone is wheeling and dealing right now (use the magic phrase) will you match or beat? in my case they had 4 of them and the dust on the box was so thick you could write your name in it, they worked with me.....in hind sight I should have bought two LOL.
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St Louis cut in MES 30----No big deal, but first thing is cut it in half.
Then here's some tips:
Just click on "Bear's Step by Steps".
The St Louis ribs were a short Rack so that was not an issue . Went with a JD theme Jack Daniels Barrel Chips Then in the water Pan used 1/2 cup JD and 1 1/2 cups water . I was surprised with how different the flavor was. On my Stick Burner I almost always use Cherry , Apple or Pecan . I never use a water pan and usually pan not wrap . So I started the Chuck at 10AM then added the ribs at 12 . Wrapped the Chuck at 1 and the ribs at 3 . Got busy hanging Christmas lights and did not get the ribs unwrapped and pulled everything at 5. Ribs were fall off the bone (not preferred ) that was my fault and the Chuck was perfect. Really liked the ease of temp control and the fact you can open the door and regain temp fairly quick. I do a lot of large group multiple meat cooks and see myself using this quite a bit !
Bear I have your page saved and will be using it as my bible Thanks !