Re: Masterbuilt Electric SmokehouseRob,
The recall is for a fire issue that they had when the door was opened. It would fire up the chunks or chips and then you would get a little grease fire as well if you had enough grease inside the unit. Their repair is a tin box that goes over the heating element. If you call them they will send you one right out. Mine had it with it, but does not have all of the 2007 updates (latch on door and vent in roof). I put 2 latches on mine and it works great.
I did a pork butt yesterday and that was my first real smoke. We had my folks over and they were impressed as well as my family. My mom wants me to do 4 loins for Easter at their house. I can't wait!! Sorry no porn because I was afraid it would not turn out.
I did that pork butt with Buckboard Bacon and I took it to 160#. We sliced it about 1" thick and it was just like a good Iowa Chop! I could not believe it! I did your trick of 3 - 5 chips avery 45 minutes for 3 hours and it turned out perfect! I could not believe it. Thanks for all your help!