Dang! Screwed twice!

Discussion in 'SMF News' started by indacup, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. indacup

    indacup Fire Starter

    I m mentioned awhile back that while burning charcoal on the grill of my Bar-B-Q to slide into my Weber Smoker, I inadvertantly burned the frame of the Bar-B-Q and the side of my garage.

    Well, I gave the grill to my son (figuring I'd buy an infrared one)...and decided Electric smoker is the way to go...I saw Sams Club had the 40" MES for $249...so I gave my Weber to my brother...went to Sams to get the MES...and they were out of stock!

    ALL Sams are out of stock!

    So now I am facing the 4th of July weekend, with about 30 family members coming over...with no Smoker and no grill!!!!

    Dang gummit!
     
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ya got over a week to solve the shortage.  It'll work out!
     
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Got a Cabelas near by?  They have them.

      Craig
     
  4. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Charcoal and wood is your friend [​IMG]

    Hope it works out[​IMG]
     
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Good luck with your search. You could always get a propane GOSM then get your MES when they come in and that way you'd have more choices when you want to smoke something [​IMG]
     
  6. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    I just got a gosm and i love it.Instant heat just add meat,LP, chips and water.I had it up to 400 and stopped their for pizza.Then 200 for 7 hr for BB.I love being able to get huge temp swing at the twist of a knob.To pull that off on my stick burner would have been possible but hard .
     
  7. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No All SAMS!!!

    My Local SAMS has some in stock

    277 miles to Savage, MN?

    Any friends or family ever hit the Twin Cities?

    How about Mall of America?

    Todd
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
  8. indacup

    indacup Fire Starter

    I went on line and it says all Sams are out of stock...and i WILL b e driving thru the Twin Cities on Monday...on my twice a month trek to Duluth.....which sams has them???

    Thanks!
     
  9. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    If ya up for a road trip the sams here has 5 on the shelf. i'll even cook ya some good cajun food.
     
  10. no problems with my MES yet!! I love it!!
     
  11. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I always tell people never quit your job till you have another one...same principle aplies here....
     
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't know what to say?  LOL

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  13. Haven't had a problem with my MES.  Owned it for about a year.  Got mine at Bass Pro Shop during a black friday sale for $99.
     
  14. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Listening to all who have modified their smokers..........they are totally happy with them until.......they join this forum........

    Seems to be a ritual to modify stuff once you find out you can do it...... "I think it is not smoking right" and the AMNS comes into play.......Not heating right and in goes a floor tile........

    In my case, I wanted more heat control on the element and added a 1500 watt rheostat..........enough said..........no..............boys and their toys

    I do believe, if you did not know how good Q is supposed to be cooked......and never ate good Q.........any off the shelf smoker would do just fine.........[​IMG]

    were all just havin' fun and tellin' stories.....[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011
  15. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have the MES 40" and love it. 

    I added the Amaze-N-Smoker in order to cold smoke Cheese and Sausage and Bacon which has nothing to do with the MES's performance.

    I also found out it is an excellent accessory for hot smoking also because of the long smoke times..
     
  16. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Really Karl?

    Do some research  on SMF and you just may find "Hundreds" of people using the MES with great success. 

    I personally own (2) 40" MES and have literally thousands of hours between them.  They are used almost every day, Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter.  I too burned a terminal end, but in less than 5 minutes, I had it fixed.

    The MES will smoke without the AMNS, but if a guy wants to cold smoke, the little gadget is pretty effective.  If a MES owner wants to supplement smoke at higher temps, well the AMNS does a pretty good job there too. In-fact, I have 3 customers who own a Little Chief or Big Chief, who also use a 6x6 AMNS.

    If you think your Little Chief or Big Chief smokers are better than the MES tell us why?

    So, the "Facts", as you state them, are really "Your Opinions", nothing more!

    Post something that's informative, like a comparison of the Little Chief or Big Chief vs. the MES 30 or MES 40, rather than post cheap shot after cheap shot!

    Insulated?

    Cubic In.?

    Sq. In. of The Racks?

    Heating Element Size?

    Digital Controls?

    Built in Thermostat

    Remote Control?

    All Stainless?

    Todd
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2011
  17. From what I've read hear over the last year is that all smokers are not optimum out of the box. They all need mods of some sort. Also from what I've read it seems the MES needs the least amount of mods compared to other smokers. Apparently it seems to be the best smoker out there based on Karl's criteria.  I don't own one so I only know what I've read.
     
  18. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    There's an awfully lot of happy MES owners on here Karl. I don't think you will find many to take your side on this issue.
     
  19. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    I have an MES 40 and have had it for roughly 4-5yrs and no problems, not even with the electrical side of it, It is stored in the garage when not in use.
     
  20. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    page 2 just me and my popcorn watchn the show[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011

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