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Just unpacked a new Masterbuilt smoker to replace my last Bradley which finally bit the dust last week.  Second Bradley we have had but we really abused the first one, dragging it around in the back of our truck while we were full time RVers.  This one lasted many years but gave up the ghost last week so I thought I'd try the Masterbuilt.

Everything went together ok, but the remote doesn't seem to want to work.  Good batteries but I cannot seem to get the long beep required to sync it with the controller.  Probably cockpit issues here.

I've smoked a lot of brisket and turkeys.  A few chickens but nothing else. Think we will branch out and do some other stuff with the new smoker. 

We live on an old cavalry fort out in SW Texas but have the place up for sale and intend to move back to FL if and when a sale occurs.  All the kids and grandkids are in FL and we are 125 miles west of San Antonio out here so trips to docs tend to take all day!

Off to work on the remote!

 

John KE4D  (ham radio callsign)

post #2 of 11

hey john

 Welcome to SMF.

I have used the MES since they came out. wish they would go back to the original design and leave it alone. MES has great customer service. call or email them and tell them your problem . they will get you the parts needed to make it work

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I can't help with your masterbilt, but can welcome you to the forum. Lots of masterbilt guys here that should be able to help you.

73's Lamar K4ZTT
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Go out to Masterbuilt.com select your model and download the manual. There is a section on syncing the RF remote.

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Originally Posted by ke4d View Post

Just unpacked a new Masterbuilt smoker to replace my last Bradley which finally bit the dust last week.  Second Bradley we have had but we really abused the first one, dragging it around in the back of our truck while we were full time RVers.  This one lasted many years but gave up the ghost last week so I thought I'd try the Masterbuilt.
Everything went together ok, but the remote doesn't seem to want to work.  Good batteries but I cannot seem to get the long beep required to sync it with the controller.  Probably cockpit issues here.
I've smoked a lot of brisket and turkeys.  A few chickens but nothing else. Think we will branch out and do some other stuff with the new smoker. 
We live on an old cavalry fort out in SW Texas but have the place up for sale and intend to move back to FL if and when a sale occurs.  All the kids and grandkids are in FL and we are 125 miles west of San Antonio out here so trips to docs tend to take all day!
Off to work on the remote!

John KE4D  (ham radio callsign)
post #6 of 11
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Got an email from Masterbuilt today. Turns out there are two versions of my second gen smoker. The instruction book detailed how to sync with, you guessed it, the one I don't. Followed their video and all is right with the world. First smoke tomorrow.
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Got an email from Masterbuilt today. Turns out there are two versions of my second gen smoker. The instruction book detailed how to sync with, you guessed it, the one I don't. Followed their video and all is right with the world. First smoke tomorrow.

 

 

That's customer service!

 

That's one of the reasons why there are so many MES owners.

 

I sold my old MES 40 to a buddy of mine. It was 3 years old & he used it for about 1 year when the heating element burned out. He called Masterbuilt to get a new element. They told him that in that model the element wasn't replaceable. All he had to do was send them the original receipt & they would just send him a brand new smoker. I found the receipt and he got his new smoker. Which he still has & uses all the time.

 

Al

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texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a rainy, chilly and windy day in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

 

Gary

 

 

post #9 of 11
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Windy but mild here.  The rain and fog blew out about 10 am.   Smoked a brisket in the new Masterbuilt yesterday.  14 hours but the meat was awful. Not the smoker's fault, just a bad brisket.  Next time, no meat market HEB sells a nice brisket.

Going to try wings this weekend.

 

John KE4D

Brackettville, TX (almost Mexico)

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When a brisket doesn't turn out right, cook it some more. An old competition cooker told me that almost 30 years ago. You can't always go by time or temperature doing briskets

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When a brisket doesn't turn out right, cook it some more. An old competition cooker told me that almost 30 years ago. You can't always go by time or temperature doing briskets
I

This was simply a bad piece of meat. Full of fat that we didn't see when we bought it. More cooking would have resulted in a well done bad brisket.
Got another one from a different store later that week and it came out fine. Sometimes you just get a junky chunk of brisket.
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