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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
My name is Jack and I am just gettin started smokin.
Found an old Masterbroil 7 in 1 propane smoker in the girlfriends garage, got it out, cleaned her up, (the smoker not the girlfriend) and tried a few pieces of italian saug as a test. For not knowing what the h-ll I was doing it came out pretty good. Found this site, started reading threads, got the e-newletters and can't wait for the next smoke.
Have a few questions if you will.
Is the masterbroil worth fixin up or should I just get another unit.
Was looking at the CharBroil Silver. to start with.
Having a hard time finding 15 1/2 in cooking grates for the masterbroil also need to get some new water/wood pans (15 in) old ones were burnt through. Any help would be greatly apprec. Called Masterbroil and they were no help as the unit is no longer sold.
Thanks for sharing and helping the new guys and others not as experienced,looking forward to many nites of reading and days of smokin.
Live in the Trenton NJ area.
Happy smokin
post #2 of 22
welcome.............lots of good info here............

make sure you sign up for Jeff's free e-course...........

and don't be afraid to ask ANY question.......nothing it too silly to ask.........trust me........hehehe

post #3 of 22
Welcome to the SMF Jack!icon_smile.gif
I'm not familiar with the masterbroil, but I know someone who is,.. will be along shortly. Lots of helpful folks here.
post #4 of 22
duh.........guess i didn't answer your question...........

but cowgirl is correct..........someone will be by............

but once again........welcome

post #5 of 22
Welcome to the SMF Jack! Do you mean Masterbuilt 7 in 1? I've never heard of a Masterbroil 7 in 1. If so, they still make them (http://www.masterbuilt.com/products.htm) so parts should be available. I cut my teeth on one and it was a great little unit. I switched to the GOSM 3405BGW for the bigger size. Depending on the cost of parts, you may be better off just getting a new unit. Hope this helps.
post #6 of 22
Welcome Jack -

I've never held of Masterbroil either. MAybe one of the other brands have them sush as brinkmann, chargrill etc.
post #7 of 22
hey, welcome to SMF. I'm a newbie here too and I have learned a lot in just a few days. It is pretty exciting.
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all who read and answered, I did make a mistake, the smoker was a masterbuilt, manufactured a few years ago.
gf found the book, we called but the model is now longer manuf.
Was wondering if the grates and pans would be the same as the new units. Will have to call them back and find out. They didn't seem to be very friendly.
Has anyone used the CharBroil silver. Would be interested in finding out their opinion.
Got to run for now.
Thanks again for your help.
post #9 of 22
If it ain't rusted out, consider fabbing some new grills and the pan...no biggie. Guess I don't know the size/model but any ole steel skillet would be a fine water pan. Heck, mount some angle steel in the thing to accomodate available grate sizes.

On edit: Oh, and welcome! heh...sheesh... what a bonehead I am.
post #10 of 22
Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #11 of 22
Welcome to the SMF Jack!

That old smoker needs to be saved... especially since it showed you it can still do the job. You can use about anything that will fit as a water pan and smoke box... don't have to be original. As far as the grates go, are they just rusty? If so, sand them the best you can and clean them, then prep them with evoo or Pam and fire up the smoker to season them. They'll be fine...

Good luck!
post #12 of 22
Welcome to the forum.

I believe Academy Sports sells a round replacement grates that measures 15 1/2". I bought three for my Brinkmann and I believe those are the measurements. They are 15 1/2" I just measured one.
post #13 of 22
Welcome to SMF Jack, glad to have ya here.PDT_Armataz_01_01.gif
post #14 of 22
welcometo smf. there's a few silver smoker oqwners areoundhere & w/ a couplemods they seem to work well,but you will be tending a fire so thats up to you if you want the extra labor.
post #15 of 22
Welcome! You're definitely in the right place! Enjoy your new obsession!
post #16 of 22
Welcome aboard! How about posting som pics of that beast?
post #17 of 22
Welcome to the SMF Jack! Won't be long before your fully addicted to the smoke! Lots of great info and people here!
post #18 of 22
Hiya, Jack. Welcome to the forum. We're glad you're here!
post #19 of 22
Jack welcome to SMF,if you have a home depot where you live check out there grilling section,they have a vast assortment of grate's,all sizes.

good luck

post #20 of 22
Welcome to the SMF Familyicon_exclaim.gif

I have a Masterbuilt 7-in-1 that I bought back in '96 & have never used it for smoking. I bought the Chargriller for a grill a couple years ago & a year later added the SFB when I started to get more & more into low & slow. It wasn't until earlier this year when I found the SMF that I remembered buying the 7-in-1. I dug into the back of the shed & found it. The water pan, having never been used, was in good shape but the wood pan was nothing more than a pile of rust. I got out an old pizza pat that works great for a replacement wood pan. I just haven't gotten up the nerve to try the thing yet. I am to comfortable with the Chargriller.
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