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  1. greglarious

    DIY temperature controller revision 2

    Thanks to some good advice from the forums, here is the next revision of the Turkatron! Same Inkbird 106VH controller and fan inlet for cooling the SSR AC in, smoker control out, fan exhaust, and thermocouple connectors All together. That transparent lid lets me keep an eye on things...
  2. H

    New Guy Learning to Use a New to Me Smoker

    Hi, I've purchased a Dyna-Glo electric smoker - used, and I'm trying to figure it out. It doesn't seem to light wood chips or pellets on its own. I've had to use my torch to light them from the top to get the smoke to roll out. Is this normal? I thought that the electric heating element was...
  3. scrumtiousruckingBBQ

    Beef spare ribs on MES30

    Hey beefers, Just did my first beef smoke today. I’ve been smoking meat for about a year and have only done pork and chicken, so this was a new adventure for me. Picked up 8lbs of beef ribs from a local butcher and dry brined them for about 16 hours in the fridge. This morning I rubbed them...
  4. T

    Char-Broil Electric Smoker

  5. squatchin

    Overnight pork butt in a hurry

    Hi everyone, Longtime lurker, first time poster. I did a "last minute" pork butt this weekend. Took it out of the freezer on Friday and ate it for lunch on Sunday, which is a personal record for hustle. Summary is this: overnight thaw, followed by approximately 12 hour brine, followed by...
  6. tallbm

    Setting Auber PID Temp, Time, and Other Values

    This has come up numerous times so I figured I would try and write a simple "how to" for doing Auber PID time, temp, and P-I-D settings. Auber makes a great PID, however their documentation and instructions are technical and also likely written by someone that isn't very strong with organized...
  7. Frankyvee

    MYPIN PID TA4 Controller for electric smoker

    Sorry if this has been asked. I'm new to the forum and tried searching for an answer to my question and did not see any so I decided to post this. Is there anyone on here using a MYPIN PID on their smoker? I have an analog MasterBuilt electric smoker and the thermostat that it came with is...
  8. J

    Is this typical of electric smokers?

    Hello, I just converted my Weber Smokey Mountain to electric. I have an old Ranco controller that I used for home brewing (max 220F). Right now I only plan to use for sausage, so that shouldnt be an issue. Is it typical for electric smokers to cycle this widely? The controller is set to a 1...
  9. Electric Rookie

    How to get bark or heavy smoke flavor on Old Smokey Electric Unit?

    Newbie here. I just purchased an Old Smokey electric smoker. There are no vents or air flow. I smoked a butt at 225 for 11 hours. Wrapped it around 170 in foil. Threw it in a cooler once the temp hit 203. Is it possible to get a good bark or a heavy smoke flavor on this device? The meat was...
  10. I

    About to buy a smoker...which one?

    I'm finally about ready to buy my smoker. I am going to be focused on doing venison snack sticks and this has me leaning toward and electric smoker that is capable of lower starting Temps. I have heard pellet smokers are very nice but not sure I want to go that route. I do want to be able to do...
  11. MABulous

    Cooking Time for Multiple Pieces of Meat

    Quick question for the experts: smoking time for one 18lb piece of pork butt vs two 9lb pieces. Am I calculating by 18lbs or 9lbs (on the assumption that they are spaced far enough apart for air circulation)?
  12. T

    Suggestions for Regulating Temp or New Smoker?

    Please read and offer your thoughts...maybe this will help others who are flying blind like I was. I have a Masterbuilt 30" Elec Digital Smoker. I've always "trusted" the temp settings and, honestly, had mixed results. I previously used a meat thermometer only in the meat but recently...
  13. J

    Does anyone know about electric smokers?

    Hi have a GMG pellet smoker which I love. Thing is, I'm always afraid of running out of pellets in the middle of the night if I try to smoke a large brisket. I've heard that with an electric smoker, if the wood chips burn down it will still continue to heat and cook the food and I can add more...
  14. F

    The Electrics - "just the facts, ma'am" ; needing crash course

    First off, not a pro ; just average three time a year smoker... but I am originally from Texas, if that gives me any bonuses, I used a cheap walmart offset with lump coal and hickory/mesquite last 15 years. Seemed to get good results 90% of the time. I have cooked 4 times now in the new...
  15. B

    Which smoker is better for my needs?

    I'm looking at both an electric smoker (MES 440 OR MES 140) and a pellet smoker (Traeger 575 Pro). I love to cook and to BBQ but am new to smoking. The appeal of electric to me was that it seemed very easy to control heat and to use (I intended to use the A-maze-n smoker tube). My concern about...
  16. wesir

    MES 340G Temp Issues

    Used my MES 340G for the first time today to do some snack sticks and seemed to get a pretty noticeable temp swing from the right to left sides, right side above the heating element cooked much faster than the left side did, there any mods people recommend to even this out? I saw something about...
  17. K

    SmokeRx - the first large scale test

    I recently finished the build for my cold/hot smoker which my son-in-law thinks looks like a hospital crash cart so we named it SmokeRx. This last weekend my daughter and wife asked me to cook brisket and pulled pork for an event they were hosting for 150 people. Seemed like a good challenge...
  18. K

    SmokeRX - Electric Hot/Cold Smoker Build

    I've been lurking on the forums for a long time now and taken a lot of inspiration from the members. Through the years I've gone through a long list of grills, kamados, and pellet grills (currently have a green egg and a Memphis grill) but never had something that would hold a lot or give me...
  19. kallud

    Pellet grill or electric smoker?

    Ok so my electric smoker finally went out on me (R.I.P). I’ve been looking into pellet grills and I’m wondering if anyone has smoked food on them? Im also limited on find these days and looking for one under $400. I’ve seen some pit bosses that are right around that price point and will be large...
  20. 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...