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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi all,


I have been looking at the MES fo about a year now. I have read a lot of bad reveiws about Masterbuilt, that is until I found this forum earlier this week. With all the info posted here I realizes the smoker I was reading about was not the somker I wanted to buy. I actully learned more here than I ever learned form the Masterbuilt website and from their customer serves departmant.


I took the plunge last night and bought the 40" MES (model 20070710) with window, and REPLACABLE element & controller. I preseasoned it last night: It reached 275°F in about 30 minutes and held the temp well (dead band is +/- 5°F). I added mesquite chips during the 50 minutes; it took a bit for the smoke to start, but I was happy with the smoke when it got going.


I really want to thank all the people here for the great collection of infromation.


I can't wait to do some ribs and chicken this weekend.




post #2 of 8

Welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. Congrats on the new MES we sure have a lot of members with that model that like them. Have fun and happy smoking oh and don't forget the Qview (pics)

post #3 of 8

I own several smokers but lately my MES gets the most work out of the bunch .  Welcome to SMF and enjoy your MES.

post #4 of 8

Welcome Aboard from another mes user.

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

I just got off the phone with my wife. I asked her what she wanted me to cook this weekend.


She said steak.


My heart sank.



post #6 of 8

Thanks for joining us the SMF.I think you'll be happy with that new MES. I moved your thread to roll call, so that everyone will have the chance to say hello. It's all good my friend.

post #7 of 8

you can smoke just about anything as you will soon find out here.  Just because she wants steak, doesn't mean you can't smoke a side dish or even the steaks.



post #8 of 8

To make mama happy ,( We ALL know this is the number 1 rule)

 Grill up some nice steaks and to make daddy happy, Smoke some dutch's wicked beans and maybe some corn on the cob???

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