Happy Birthday to me!

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by johnswa, May 27, 2010.

  1. johnswa

    johnswa Fire Starter

    My wife took me out shopping for my birthday!  First we went to Bass Pro Shops and looked at the 40" Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse that they had on sale for $359 and it looked great!  That is until I looked at the back of the unit and it was the 800wt smoker.

    After reading a few posts here, I decided to look for the 1200wt model and low and behold Sams Club had it for sale at their regular price of $299!  I called the MES customer service line to verify that it's the 1200wt model and they confirmed it was.

    I got a smoking (pun intended) deal on this baby!  After applying for their credit card I got an extra $40 off my purchase!  I got the 1200wt MES for $259!!!!  Of course I cut up the credit card after I got home, but my new smoker is seasoning as I type and I think I'm going to christen it with a nice tri tip roast tomorrow!  I can't wait!  I truely love my old charcoal side drum/heatbox type smoker, but I'm so looking forward to smoking a butt or brisket without having to stay out all night and constantly monitoring the temperature!

    Naturally the wife said... "You're going to sell your old smoker, aren't you?"  Are you kidding?  How can you sell your baby that has served you so well for all of these years!  It will look great sitting next to my new MES!

    Oh what a great day!

    PS.  Sorry about the large font.  I'm still getting used to the new format here and this is my first post in a long time.
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    John Happy Birthday and congrats on the new smoker
  3. dennisdocb

    dennisdocb Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Happy B-day John and congrats on the MES....[​IMG]
  4. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    Happy birthday bud! Defiantly looking forward to the upcoming QViews of some wonderful food! *cheers*
  5. johnswa

    johnswa Fire Starter

    Just curious about how small the wood chunks have to be for a good smoke.  I know it's a noob question, but I'm seasoning it now and I chopped up some hickory that I use in my drum smoker and the chunks are fairly large.  I had a heck of a time getting the wood install tube out being that the chunks were so large.  Maybe I'm just being impatient while playing with my new toy.  I'm sure that's what it is!  I love this thing!  The best part about smoking is the trial and error!  Can't wait to break this badboy in!!!
  6. lugnutz

    lugnutz Smoking Fanatic

    Happy Bday!! Its a great day for us both ! Gemini brothers perhaps!! 39 today here.
  7. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Happy birthday and good luck with the MES. I would suggest going back to Sam's and buy the extended warrantee.
  8. johnswa

    johnswa Fire Starter

    Happy Birthday, Lugnutz!  I'm actually a couple of days early of my ripe old age of 45!  Cheers to the Geminis![​IMG]
  9. johnswa

    johnswa Fire Starter

    Hmmm... What's the price of the warranty?  Is it really worth it?
  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Happy Birthday John. Sounds like you got a great deal on that smoker. [​IMG]
  11. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    the warrenty is only $39 or 3 years and that way if you have a problem you can get a new one or new parts .
  12. johnswa

    johnswa Fire Starter

    Hmmm... Might have to go back and buy that warranty.  My standup freezer extended warranty has paid me back in spades!
  13. rgacat

    rgacat Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Happy Birthday John and many happy smokes on that new smoker.
  14. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Happy Birthday Sir, I hope you have a Great first smoke with the new toy.
    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  15. johnswa

    johnswa Fire Starter

    Thanks friend, but don't call me sir.  I was enlisted! LOL!  I appreciate the kind words though, and will reciprocate with qview!
    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  16. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Happy Birthday!! Thats a nice present you got.
  17. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry about that John, i'v never been enlisted but I can understand and respect your wishes.

    Glad to see i am not the only one that uses the line ( happy birthday to me ) its great .  Have a good one.
  18. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Why do you say that Ron? Have you had problems with yours?
  19. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Happy Birthday to you John!  Congrat's on your new toy.  Enjoy it as I know you will & we look forward to the qview from that puppy.  (I wouldn't worry about the fonts.  Some of these guys have old eyes. [​IMG]   It's all good!!)  Have fun!!!!
  20. marty catka

    marty catka Meat Mopper

    Happy Birthday to you John!  Glad to see you got what you want.  You will love having this item in your toolbox, so to speak. I have a 30" MES as well as a CharGriller w/SFB.  I love them both for their own reasons.  I also just bought myself an early birthday present with the Brinkman Gourmet that I will modify and use down by my floating summer house.  Going to be playing with that this weekend.

    Enjoy and don't forget the qview!

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