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Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker

Bummed

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Well look what showed up on my door today. I know this forum is very heavily MES but I really like the features of this. I'll post a proper review once I get to use it.


Everything arrived in 100% working order no dents or extra screws and the sticker came off the window easily.


Seasoned it properly and now it's ready to go!

 
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Looks like a great smoker!

Can't wait to see it in action!

Al
 

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I am very impressed with it so far. I smoked up some large mouth bass to break it in.

Yes that's a turkey platter, the filets were huge!

Brined it in salt sugar and water for 6 hours and let them sit out on rack for an hour while the smoker pre heated and smoked them at 200 for 1.5 hours on cherry wood. No added spice and they were out of this world!


Doing my first butt on Friday I can't wait!
 

nc-grayson

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Any updates here? I'm new to smoking and have the chance to pick this smoker up for free. I've read mixed reviews on amazon. Hows it holding up?
 

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Sorry for the lack of updates, yes I did a butt last Friday and it turned out so good. Sorry I don't have pics but the smoker is working great.

I picked mine up at Sam's club for $215 with free shipping. If you can get it for free I would jump on it.

If you have any specific questions let me know.!
 

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I finally got my pictures from my damaged phone of my pork butt.


It was my first and I decided to go full out Jack Daniels. Used the JD mustard for the binder and JD pork rub topped with some brown sugar.


Wrapped it and let it sit overnight.


Used Jack Daniels wood chips mixed with some cherry. Put it in 5am @220 and it took it out at 2pm.



It turned out amazing! The bone slid right out and the PP just melted in my mouth.


Froze the leftovers and reheated in the oven and it turned out just as good.



 
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barefooter

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Im getting the step down from the smoker you have ( Char Broil Digital Electric Smoker)

I have read some reviews on them and a lot of people are saying to use the wood box without the cover. have you found this out to be that case? 
 

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I know what you are saying and I did try it and the chips caught fire so beware of that if you try it. I've never had an issue with the wood chip box though, it will smoke for a good 6 hours or more which is way more than you will need for most smokes.

Hope you like yours as much as I do!
 

cashxx

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One thing I like about that Char-Broil smoker is that it cooks the meat to the desired temp and then the smoker goes into warming mode!  I don't think Masterbuilt has that feature, you set a temp you want it to run at and then a timer for how many hours, which makes no sense to me.  If I would have known that I think I may have gone with the Char-broil as well!  One thing I like better on the Masterbuilt though is the optional cold smoking unit you can hookup up to it, but it seems more people go with the A-MAZE-N Maze tray for the smoke. Also get a 1 year warranty with the Char-Broil vs 90 days with Masterbuilt.
 
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simon templar

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Bummed...

Keep us updated on all of this.  I am looking at the 40" version as well.  Unless I run across a screaming deal somewhere, I'm not planning on pulling the trigger til the weather turns....so I have lots-O-time for research.

I get lots of conflicting information on them, however. Some say that they won't smoke deep enough to make a smoke ring where others say they do great. Some say they get warm enough...some say they get too warm.  

I'm about to pull  my hair out.  And at my age...that's not a good idea.

....sT
 

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Electric smokers don't produce a smoke ring. 

The ring is just for looks anyway so it doesn't really matter but if you want a ring you're going to have to look at another smoking method.
 

simon templar

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Electric smokers don't produce a smoke ring. 

The ring is just for looks anyway so it doesn't really matter but if you want a ring you're going to have to look at another smoking method.
Yes, I know it's just a looks thing.  I mentioned it and the rest more as an illustration of all the conflicting information I've run across.

I keep bouncing back and forth between the masterbuilt 40 b/t digital 40 and the CharBroil b/t 40.  Looked at the Landmann 40 for a little while...and might still be were it not that it's apparently been discontinued already (hmmm...what does THAT say?)

I've had pretty good luck with Charbroil grills in the past (with a couple notable exceptions)...but I am leaning more and more Masterbuilt on this round.

....sT
 

simon templar

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Electric smokers don't produce a smoke ring. 

The ring is just for looks anyway so it doesn't really matter but if you want a ring you're going to have to look at another smoking method.
Yes, I know it's just a looks thing.  I mentioned it and the rest more as an illustration of all the conflicting information I've run across.

I keep bouncing back and forth between the masterbuilt 40 b/t digital 40 and the CharBroil b/t 40.  Looked at the Landmann 40 for a little while...and might still be were it not that it's apparently been discontinued already (hmmm...what does THAT say?)

I've had pretty good luck with Charbroil grills in the past (with a couple notable exceptions)...but I am leaning more and more Masterbuilt on this round.

....sT
 

barefooter

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ON your smoker does it run hot? and does it tell you the cabin temp?? or just the set temp

Got My New Gift out of the box all looks good. Seasoned it properly and now it's ready to go!

Then the fun started doing a pork loin have the smoker set at 225° to hit an IT of 145°

1 hr into it the meat is at 110° so I break the #1 rule and open the door to see that my oven thermometer is at 325°

so i kicked the smoker down to 100° now the cabin temp drop to around 225°-250° with the door cracked open.

So I called Char-Broil and they are sending me new parts.

All in all the meat turn out great (my wife not big on smoked flavor said you can make this again) so that's a good sign

so we will see what round two bring with the new parts(no parts yet)

I Exchanged it at the store for the same model and im getting the same results....
 

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If the second unit is doing no better than the first but the final results are good, you may just have to live with it.  Or you could look at a whole other animal like the units from Smokin-it.  They are more expensive than what you see in various stores but they work very well. 
 

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I replied at your thread, but mine does not show actual temp. I set mine for 225 and then set the time for a lot longer than I need it so that it will stay on. I have an iGrill2 to monitor internal temp.
 

tkelsey25

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I have a masterbuilt electric smoker and it produced a smoke ring. Pork shoulder and turkeys smoke great on it. I have a pellet smoker for ribs and everything else. For a beginner the electric smokers are great. That's how I got started.
 

ou812dano

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The ambient temp outside makes a big difference on how hot it runs. I'm having trouble getting good smoke at lower temps with mine though. Any pointers?
 

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