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post #1 of 10
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Hi Guys,


I live in northern Ontario where its probably around -13c or 10f or so today and I am breaking in my new Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite.  I had a cheaper smoke hollow that I needed to use a ratchet strap to keep it closed and with analog electric heat, I had to adjust the heat all day as well.  I love that this new smoker has a door latch and is digital.

I have 2 questions maybe you can help me out with.


1. I accidentally bought some wood pellets and have only ever used chips.  My new smoker says to only use chips.  Now that I have opened this 20lbs bag of pellets, is there any problem using pellets where smokers call for chips?


2. There is a link on this site for a 5day eCourse on smoking.  Anyone done it?  Any good?


I have only been smoking for a couple of years and still learning.



post #2 of 10

Welcome to the site Greg.  I can't answer your pellet question but there are quite a few electric smoker owners on the site.


You will likely get more traffic for your question if you post it on the electric smoker site.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks, I just posted the question there.

post #4 of 10

Welcome !

post #5 of 10

Welcome to the site Greg!  Glad you joined us.  Sorry,  I can't help with either of your questions.



post #6 of 10
Originally Posted by gregofthenorth View Post

Thanks, I just posted the question there.


Your welcome.  Hope you get plenty of quick responses.

post #7 of 10

Welcome, I don't know the answers, but there are guys here who do. They will find it and be along shortly I am sure.


Keep on smokin'                   Ed

post #8 of 10

Welcome to SMF!


Why not take the 5 day course, it's free.


I have used pellets in my MES and I actually liked them better than chips.



post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi Al,


What is MES?  Masterbuilt electric smoker?


Do you use a smoker box, like this , or do you put them right in your wood chip box?


I tried some pellets in my wood chip box, but only a few of them were smoldering after 3 hours at 275 and the rest of them were just black.


In the meantime I ordered the smoker box and look forward to using it.  


Im doing some ribs today...  going to do the 3-2-1 method.  Cant wait until they are ready



post #10 of 10

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




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