- Joined Nov 16, 2016
I'm 82 years old and just purchase a masterbuilt elect and need all the help I can get. WOod chip is it best touse dry or too wet them? THanks for the help
I wonder if anyone has bought a Mes smoker (cabinet only and racks etc.) with no electronics, wiring, chip tray, loader and no warrantee just a heating element. Then hookup a PID. Masterbuilt sends replacement cabinets all the time but wired. Getting the cabinet wired may be cheaper than not wired and only wiring in the emergency shut off button switch into the heating element circuit. I was curious on a price compared to the analog if it would be about the same price. Especially if you new you were going to PID it before you bought it.Blackie - The only "mistake" you may have made (debatable) is buying a Masterbuilt w Masterbuilt electronics.
Masterbuilt is more than fine, probably best selling smoker line in US.
The "housing" (Unit itself), and racks, etc are best "Bang for Buck"
BUT, the electronics, uhhh, not so good.
They are apparently built on a Chinese shoestring budget, evidenced by MANY performance problems.
Some will say "I have one, used a 100 times, and all ok"
Sure, but the % of owners w problems is LARGE.
Substantially innacurate temp readings are common, and other problems less so, but definitely happen.
Keep studying this Forum under "electric smokers" mostly, you will see yourself.