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Recent content by blacknosecorey

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    MES 40 - 20070311 HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT

    A-Maze-N-Pellet Smoker - in hand.  Just wanted to be able to use the tray if I wanted to.
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    Smoker vent extension? MES 40

    Folks, I saw a video where a guy put an extension on the top vent of his MES 40.  I have searched in here and can't find what I am looking for, so I figured I would ask.  What's the purpose of adding the extension?  He only had about 12 inches of extension, but said that it was suggested on this...
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    MES 40 Tray?

    Didn't just think, did.  I like the results, but I want to be able to use the chip tray if I choose.  Masterbuilt sent a replacement tray that covers the entire element.
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    MES 40 - 20070311 HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT

    UPDATE TO EVERYONE:  I called Masterbuilt and the CS guy told me that I was not getting smoke because I didn't soak the chips.  I told him that he was incorrect, but he held firm.  I then emailed CS and the first person told me to use dry chips because they get the best smoke, but said that...
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    MES 40 - 20070311 HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT

    After some consideration perhaps the AMZN did well.  I didn't fill it up to the top, it did burn completely.  There's nice brown on my glass, so yeah, there was some smoke.  I like it.  Will use it next time. As for the MES - I tried pulling the chip tray out, it didn't help.  It could be that...
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    MES 40 - 20070311 HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT

    Additionally - the fellow at Masterbuilt told me that my problem is that I didn't soak the chips.  Are you kidding me?  I never soaked chips in the MES30 that I had and had no issues with smoke generation.
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    MES 40 - 20070311 HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT

    Picked this thing up for a great price after Thanksgiving.  I have one issue with this smoker but it's a big one.  It does not produce smoke.  Zilch.  Nada.  The chips charred but that is all.  I do have the AMZNPS which I used for the first time yesterday with some success.  Need to work it out...
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    MES 40 Tray?

    Just replaced my MES30 with a nice MES 40 from Academy Sports.  THANK YOU BLACK FRIDAY!  Anyway, FINALLY getting around to setting it up today and found the chip tray to be tiny, similar, if not identical, to the original that came on the 30.  Folks, is this correct?  Does this smaller tray work...
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    Maiden Voyage of the MES 30 tonight!

    I was going through my old posts and saw this one.  Funny how time goes by.  My MES30 died on me at the end of my smoke for Thanksgiving this year.  Luckily for me the bird and ham was finished.  I have been having problems with the 30 for a long time.  It kept tripping the GFI so I had to run...
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    General smoking question.

    Thank you for the fast responses.  I'll remember that next time - easy on the wood.  I'll take photos to document the results.  Now, glazing a ham in a smoker, is there really a point to that?
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    General smoking question.

    It's got a charred taste, yeah.  I used a honey glaze.  Reckon I shouldn't have done that.  I probably used too much wood.  I have it stuck in my head that there has got to be smoke constantly while cooking and I know that's not correct. 
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    General smoking question.

    Folks, I have a few questions concerning smoking meats.  I have smoked 3 turkeys and 1 ham in my MES since buying it a month ago.  How do I smoke and get a good smoked flavor without getting the solid black shell on the meat?  The turkeys were ok but the ham was a little eh.  I followed...
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    Maiden Voyage of the MES 30 tonight!

    Also- I used those Jack Daniels wood chips... they smell darn great and have a good flavor.
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    Maiden Voyage of the MES 30 tonight!

    Soaked one in apple juice, the other in  cranberry grape juice.  
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