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Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by blacknosecorey, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. blacknosecorey

    blacknosecorey Fire Starter

    I have decided that I am going to get an electric smoker to start I do believe.  I've got to get one by Thanksgiving.  I am in the upstate of South Carolina.  Anyone here know WHERE I can pick up something like the MES 30?  I picked up one of the Stainless Cajun Injector smokers but after reading on here that they are iffy and are NOT made by Masterbuilt I am taking the thing back tomorrow.  Anyone know???
  2. bamaboy

    bamaboy Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Do you have a lowes or academy sporting goods?I got mine at lowes 199.99 plain black
  3. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    call your source for Stainless Cajun Injector, and ask for all the model and serial number off the box inspect yourself and get all the numbers, then call Masterbuilt, they will know if the unit is theirs or not. 

    Your on track going with an MES, a lot of happy MES owner's here at SMF.
  4. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    I've seen them at Lowe's (the lumber yard and hardware store, not the grocery store).  I've also seen them at Bass Pro shops. 
  5. bobbygee

    bobbygee Smoke Blower

    In my area (Philly burbs) Lowes and Home depot carry them.Also,try Amazon.com,it's cheaper there.If you have a prime membership,shipping will be free.
  6. texacajun

    texacajun Meat Mopper


    The Cajun injectors are marketed by Bruce Foods. At one time Masterbuilt did make them and sold them under the Cajun Injector smokers name. I have not been able to verify if Bruce Foods new smokers are still made by Masterbuilt. The two are very similar in there looks and features. The only difference besides cosmetic things are that the Bruce Foods smoker has a different chip loading method than the MES.
  7. coacher72

    coacher72 Smoking Fanatic

    If you are taking back the stainless cajun smoker, I would look into buying the Masterbuilt 40" model. Sam's Clubs are currently selling them for $298. They have a stainless steel door and are black on the other 3 sides. They have made many improvements over last year's model and have not raised the price. There is a lot of info about them on this site. So, if you have a Sam's Club close buy I would check it out.
  8. blacknosecorey

    blacknosecorey Fire Starter

    The Bruce also has a VERY FLIMSY shelf system.  It's got small angles of steel that are tacked to the sides, they didn't feel sturdy at all.  I went to lowes and got an MES 30 for 179.00 .  I'm happy with that.  Now to find a rib rack for it.
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Call your local Sam's club. If not you can also look at Amazon. They ship for free over $99 or something like that
  10. english-bulldog

    english-bulldog Fire Starter

    Amazon, free 2nd day air!

    I order almost everything from amazon.

    My MES 30 just sprang a leak, so I contacted them and they sent me out another unit on monday, next day air.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010
  11. english-bulldog

    english-bulldog Fire Starter

    Also, if you do go with amazon

    MAKE SURE you get model >>>>>>>>>>20070910<<<<<<<<<<, or else you will be paying 60$ for a new housing to replace the heating coil once it goes out.

    If they send you model 20070106 return it, and demand another.  (the return is free, and they will next day your new unit)
  12. blacknosecorey

    blacknosecorey Fire Starter

    Lucky for me the one I got at lowes is the 20070910.