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  1. DinnerIsComing

    LSS Mods Cyber Monday Sale (10% off)

    This is just an FYI for those Masterbuilt 560/800/1050 owners. I just got an email advertising a 10% off sale on add-on modifications from LSS Mods. If you've been thinking about making changes to your grill, this might be the time to strike. LINK (I am in no way associated with the LSS...
  2. sitruunatee

    Masterbuilt Gravity Series Smokers Are a Quality Control Nightmare; My Review

    Hello all! First post here but I've been reading for a while. But, I basically want to go through my experience of dealing with Masterbuilt Gravity 800 series smoker directly through Masterbuilt approximately a year and three months ago. This grill has been stored in a dry climate, in an indoor...
  3. M

    Camp Chef 24" Smoke Vault vs Masterbuilt 40 inch ThermoTemp XL vs OTHERS?

    I am new to smoke products. I grew up on propane and as a new home owner, I only own a 36" Blackstone Griddle and want to get into cooking more food at home; using just a griddle isn't enough. I LOVE smoked flavored foods, so I have been really looking into vertical smokers. I still intend on...
  4. A

    Masterbuilt 560 - anyone have dimensions on the slides?

    A friend recently moved and decided I needed a 4th grill, so he sold me his Masterbuilt 560 for $100. When I got it home I noticed the slides are missing. To say that Masterbuilt support has been atrocious would be an understatement.. so here I am still in need of some replacements. Can...
  5. R

    Using Masterbuilt Gravity Series Without Controller?

    Hi folks, I’ve had my Masterbuilt 560 Gravity Series smoker for almost 2 years now. So far, it’s been awesome. The one obvious downfall about it is that it needs to be plugged in. I was curious if anyone has experimented with using one of these smokers “unplugged”. It’s designed similar to a...
  6. B

    Surprise, MES 40" not heating and Masterbuilt is no help

    I am new to this forum so I am sure there are several threads here that can help me. My MES 40" is only a couple of years old and the unit is in good shape. However, it will not heat when the control panel lights are on. Masterbuilt, in their generic email suggested a new heating element. So, I...
  7. A

    Help! Masterbuilt MB20071117 Digital Electric Smoker or Masterbuilt MES 35B Electric Smoker

    Hi everyone, Looking to buy a cold smoker, I'm leaning towards a Masterbuilt as I like the look of the cold smoker attachment...
  8. pebcakpro

    Masterbuilt 1050 3rd day (returning unit)

    Yup. Gonna return it. It will not work past 350 degrees. It smokes great, but it will not grill. The fan shuts off at 350. All the troubleshooting works fine because it never reaches that temp. As soon as it hit 350 the fan stops. Sad day. I'll be returning it. Not sure if I'll get...
  9. pebcakpro

    Masterbuilt 1050 First Day

    I have had the Masterbuilt 1050 a whole 24 hrs. After the cook off and seasoning I put it to the test. I have subscribed to the emails since forever. This is my first time posting. Any tips are welcome and I’ll answer questions I can.
  10. L

    Masterbuilt - complaint /concern

    Hello, looking for some advice or maybe even a contact number for Masterbuilt as I’ve been unsuccessful in email and social media messages. first- I ordered a few extras (cover, charcoal, starters) from Masterbuilt direct and 3 days later fed ex notified me Masterbuilt canceled my order...
  11. D

    Masterbuilt electric smokers: 20078715 for $125 or 20071117 for $100?

    Hi there, I have a shot at buying a very slightly used 20078715 for $125 or a brand new 20071117 for $100. They seem like very similar units, but I figured I should ask the authorities on the matter. For the record, I'm brand new to smoking and am interested in low cost, easy to maintain, and...
  12. bowserx69

    Masterbuilt MES 440s (Gen 4)

    Hi all! I'm new to smoking, I just got the Masterbuilt MES 440s (Model #: MB20077419) as my first one. I grabbed it on sale at Dick's and couldn't pass it up for $249 when I noticed it retailed for 3x that much. However I'm running into problems when I have questions about it. I'm looking to...
  13. OldSmoke

    Masterbuilt MPS 230s Modifications

    I am in the process of modifying my smoker to operate at lower smoking temps and to make the burner more wind resistant. We live at the west end of the Columbia Gorge and it gets pretty darned windy. I am attempting to build a dead air plenum. I’ll be adding screens to keep out the critters...
  14. OldSmoke

    First Smoke!

    Last night I did my very first smoke on my massaged MPS 230s. I followed Bear’s recipe for smoke salmon. I was challenged to maintain the low temps required. I discovered some variability in my ThermoPro thermometer, and a wide variety of temps in different positions in the cabinet. The top...
  15. OldSmoke

    First Fire!

    I just fired my new MPS230S for the first time. I’ve already made a lot of modifications. I added wheels, gaskets around the doors, a wok rack and cast iron pan, and a side table. I also sealed all of the fasteners and seams with hi-temp RTV. I am in the process of burning it off and seasoning...
  16. C

    Control Panel Blues

    Hey all I am new here. I am an avid smoker but I am looking for help from the pros. My Masterbuilt 20078715 control panel is no longer working. It will turn on, but I can’t adjust the time or temp. (I got it really wet with a hose) Is anyone able to assist? I have been checking master built’s...
  17. I

    Masterbuilt 560 help

    Recently bought a used masterbuilt 560 for $100. Needed some work but didn’t want to turn it down because it was so cheap. Wanted to see if anyone had any pointers on placements of wood. Is it best to put some chunks mixed in with the charcoal in the stack, place wood in the ash tray or do a...
  18. S

    Masterbuilt 560 Heat Manifold Support

    Hey everyone, My first post and the reason I joined...I'm desperate lol. Bought my 560 from Home Depot 3 weeks ago. Was cleaning it yesterday and found out there is no heat manifold support part installed. Home Depot assembled the entire thing for me and I didn't notice anything was wrong until...
  19. S

    Wrapping hasn't broke stall

    I am doing first brisket in a long time. It is in the 15-16# range and took about 8 or 9 hours to stall at 143 cooking between 230 and 240. I wrapped in butcher paper about an 90 minutes ago and it has only moved to 147 and has stuck there for 30 mins or so. When I wrapped I raised the temp to...
  20. floyd

    Masterbuilt Propane Smoker WILL NOT STAY LIT

    I have a 1 1/2 year old MB 20050716 Masterbuilt Propane smoker with the glass door. It worked fine for about 4 smokes, but now, it will not stay lit. When I go to start it, i push in the selector and turn it counterclockwise to high like it saves. When I hit the igniter it roars to life, and...