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Do I leave the control panel on the MES 40?

Discussion in 'Masterbuilt Electric Smoker (MES) Owners' started by mfreel, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. mfreel

    mfreel Smoking Fanatic

    I just got my new MES 40 Gen 1.  On my old MES 30, I never left the control panel outside with the smoker.  

    SHould I do the same with the new one?
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I cover mine with a huge plastic bag.... leave the bottom loose so condensate doesn't form.... You can also throw a towel or something similar, over the control unit, then the plastic... It would still be better to put under an overhang or in a wood shed.... Also, an oven light bulb, in a trouble light, put inside the smoke before all the other stuff is done, will keep the moisture out and keep mildew from forming....


    For the big bag, I went to my local tire dealer and got one of those bags they put your old tires in, for you to haul home...