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  1. C

    MES40 not heating

    I have the cabelas edition MES40. stopped heating. changed out the element today but still doesn't heat. anyone know what the incoming voltage at the female end terminal should be going to the element? Thanks in advance. unplugged from the element I get roughly 24. one plugged in, I get...
  2. smoketrailsteve

    Here's How I Get Crispy Turkey Skin in the MES

    After many failed attempts and lots of rubbery skin, I thought I'd document my method for getting crispy turkey skin in the MES. Anyone have other methods to getting crispy skin in the MES without using the oven? BBQ Turkey Rub Recipe: 2 Tbsp Paprika 2 Tbsp Chilli Powder 1 Tbsp Poultry...
  3. JustMax87

    Boneless Turkey Breast Smoke Time

    Smoking two 5lb turkey breasts this weekend. I've only smoked full birds with the bones and everything and I've figured out the timing on that. I've never smoked boneless breasts. How much time per pound should I give a boneless turkey breast? My gut tells me 20-30 min per pound to get to an...
  4. GreytQ

    New member in Killeen, TX

    Moved to Central Texas from Southern Indiana a year ago this month. I had been smoking over hardwood charcoal, etc. for several years but translating those skills to TX wasn't working for me. Trying to manage the temperature and smoke level in all this WIND was just too much. Santa brought me...
  5. pbrown86

    MES 30 DIY PID Controller Help

    Hey all, I have a Masterbuilt (20070411) 30" Digital Electric Smoker. I have had some issues with the controller turning off. I turn on the smoker, it works fine, but then randomly turns off. I can eventually (by moving the control panel) get it to turn on and hope it stays on. So I have...
  6. J

    Electric smoker and gas grill or pellet smoker?

    Looking for some advice. Until recently, I had a standard (natural) gas grill and a 30 inch Masterbuilt electric smoker. However, shortly after going out of warranty, the smoker's control unit gave out and, after I replaced that, some internal component died and I had to scrap it. I liked the...
  7. D

    Why is my bark bitter.

    Hey folks. I'm new to the forums. I've been smoking various meats on an electric smoker called "smokin-it II" for a few years now. The meat always is tender and it turns out well except that the bark is usually bitter. For example: I smoked a brisket yesterday. meat was rubbed down with a light...
  8. nkpal624

    MES 130B Questions: Is it worth it?

    Hi all, I may have the opportunity to pick up a brand new MES 130B for under $100 at Lowe's this week. My main question is if it is worth the buy. I currently have an offset smoker that I have been using and love but it has a real-estate problem in the fact that I can typically only smoke one...
  9. S

    Another fride smoker with some questions

    Good day all First I want to appologise in advance if I do typo mistakes, english is not my first language. Thank you for I all the good information and advises you put in this forum, it`s is very helpfull. I started my fridge smoker project last week and I`m now at the point to cover the door...
  10. M

    Need help smoking a brisket ASAP!!!

    Hey guys I have a question. So I have a 14lb Brisket I'm wanting to smoke for a Christmas party but it is too large to fit in my masterbuilt electric smoker. I think I'm going to have to cut it in half. My question is Does that affect the time I should smoke it for? How long and at what...
  11. bbde

    Southern Pride Electric Smoker

    I'm considering selling a very lightly used (like new) S-200 Southern Pride smoker. It's sitting on a nice stainless roller cart with sheet-pan slots underneath. Location: San Francisco Bay Area. Price: ?? Please PM me if you're interested in making an offer. Shipping: is an option, but...
  12. P

    Newbiew - 2 Briskets

    Hi Everyone, I recently purchased this bad boy and am quite happy with its results: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Masterbuilt-MES-230G-Bluetooth-Digital-Electric-Smoker/1000386171 I tried some pork loins and sausage last week and it was a piece of cake, just set them and and a couple of hours later...
  13. SmokiePokie

    Big Smoke Weekend

    Kids are getting baptized Sunday so we have family coming in town for the occasion. I was initially just going to do a brisket. Bought a small 9 pound packer. Wife asked me to throw two whole chickens on and father in law got excited and bought three racks of baby backs. Needless to say the MES...
  14. M

    Good Morning From Colorado!

    Greetings everyone! Old vet here, working full time, school full time, and family all the time! My wife bought me an electric smoker for my birthday, and I'm anxious to get started. Any help would be greatly appreciated! (how much wood, timing, what wood goes best with what...ah hell, I have...
  15. KrisUpInSmoke

    Nice to meet you!

    Hello, It's wonderful to be here at SMF. I was researching smokers and all of the awesome things I can smoke when I found this forum. I'm happy to be here and to have found so many people who are as excited about smoking as I am! I've enjoyed reading all of your posts. Sometime ago, I realized I...
  16. T

    More Jerky, More Time?

    I have recently gotten into jerky big time. I make it in my electric smoker, and I've been making about 7 lbs each weekend (pre-cook weight.) That's 1 batch Saturday and 1 batch Sunday. This never makes it past Tuesday :) I have everyone hitting me up for jerky all the time! I just upgraded my...
  17. JulezHotHandz

    Char broil electric.. missing the ring!

    Hey ya'll! Well, after spending way too much on a charbroil electric, I'm now smoking pork loins and briskets regularly.. only problem is, any kind of smoke ring is nearly non existent. I'm getting bark, no ring. Im really not a fan of these electric char broils.. but I want to be..There's no...
  18. L

    Curing vs Pre-Season New Electric Smoker

    Hello, I have a brand new Electric Smoker (Aldi Brand Range Master). Looking at the manual it tells me I need to Pre-Season and Also Cure before first use, however the instructions are slightly different for both and I am not sure what to follow 1. Pre-Season A. Water bowl in place no water...
  19. C

    need help - Internal temperature not accurate, probably user error

    Hello all, I just started smoking a few weeks ago and I’m loving it, but running into some issues and can’t seem to find what I’m looking for with google searches. I’ll put the details of my equipment at the bottom. So, my issue is that I can never seem to get an accurate internal temperature...
  20. J

    Smoking Costco seasoned Pork Ribs

    Hey guys, I'm new to this forum as you may figure out by the following jeje... I just got a new Masterbuilt 20071117 30" Digital Electric Smoker for Christmas and just finished doing the pre-seasoning required by the instructions. I have never used a smoker and do not know much about smoking...
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