How Many Mes Owners Here?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by ronp, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. 30'

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  2. 40'

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  3. 40' with window

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  4. 40' 800 watt

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  5. 40' 1200 watt

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  6. I like it a lot

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  7. I wish I had something else and why

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  8. Where did you buy it?

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  9. Sams Club

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  10. Other please list where in a post

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  1. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When I joined in May of 08 there were only a few here. Now it seems like ther are a lot of people using them.

    Chime in and tell us how you like it.
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  2. jamminjimi

    jamminjimi Meat Mopper

    I love my MES. As near as I can tell it is like smoking with training wheels. All I have to do is research time and temps. Choose a rub or seasoning and let it rip. My wife and nieghbors enjoy my smokes and think I am a genius. Well except for the wife and well the nieghbors. I bought my MES at Lowes.
    spinnaker and blitzen like this.
  3. rambler

    rambler Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Love my MES! I understand there are flaws with this smoker but MES's customer service is second to none. Bought mine at Calbela's
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  4. rstr hunter

    rstr hunter Smoking Fanatic

    I like mine a lot, however as it's electric and not charcoal I think it doesn't quite get the flavor my Chargriller gives. That said, it's perfect for winter or cold weather smokes or when I don't necessacarily have time to babysit my Chargriller.

    I agree with this statement, however that's not always bad. Just a different tool for a different time or purpose. Would buy another one.
  5. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have had my MES 40" sams ver. since early June 08. I have learned a lot about smoking. I have no close friends with either a charcoal or wood smoker so I can't compare.

    For what I wanted at the time, based on convenience, performance, quality, the MES has been a great purchase.
  6. dennis s

    dennis s Fire Starter

    I got mine at Christmas and I really like it. A few of my friends have the same one. Very easy to use and I don't have to baby sit it. I'm new to the world of smoke so I didn't want one that was going to take alot of attention while I'm in training. The one thing I haven't dialed in is when to ad more chips. When it looks like the smoke is thining out, I'll add more chip, but it doesn't seem to take off. Sometimes it seems like it smothers it out. Any suggestions

  7. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sometimes you need to just twist the chip loader back and forth. Otherwise I open the door for a few to get the element back on.
  8. jamminjimi

    jamminjimi Meat Mopper

    I pull the chip loader and look inside. To see the condition of my chips. I also add chips on the heat cycle.
  9. xsists

    xsists Smoke Blower

    I just purchased my MES 40" 1200 watt with window from Sam's this past weekend. I have completed one smoke on it so far and have many more planned! I am going to build a UDS as well so I will be able to compare them. I chose the MES right now because I am having trouble finding a barrel and I am using the MES to learn about BBQ before I jump in to charcoal. I also liked the MES because it can smoke from 100-275 which means when/if I use the UDS for large cuts I will still have/use the MES for sausage and jerky smoking.
  10. insight

    insight Meat Mopper

    Just love this! [​IMG]
  11. kurtsara

    kurtsara Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have the 30 (bought at Cabela's) and the 40 (bought at Sam's) only mine are in inches not feet[​IMG]
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  12. dave from mesa

    dave from mesa Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Same here.

    I like ours but am still working on the smoke thing. Will work it out. Am thinking I will have some good Q coming up.
    Thanks for the heads up about Sam's ronp.
  13. mama's smoke

    mama's smoke Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I bought my 30" from Amazon. They had the best price since it is off-season. With my Amazon Prime, I was able to get it in two days with free shipping. I've only smoked leg quarters, but I plan a butt this weekend.
  14. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    Poll needs more differentiations of 30" if you're going to have them on the 40".
  15. 9manfan

    9manfan Smoke Blower

    I've had mine about a year now, have used it quite often with very good results, but last sunday I was going to smoke some fish and I believe the wiring problem has hit mine, lost temp and had to quit the smoke, I'll try and get her fixed this weekend, but I am planning on buying the new 40" with the 1200 watt burner this year,,,,
  16. harleyguy

    harleyguy Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I bought the 40" 1200watt w/window this past Friday at Sams. Can't say yet as to whether I like it or not. Planning on doing a smoke this weekend. Will post some Qview.
  17. I don't remember how big it is...I bought it off QVC in '08...they had the best price at the time. Now my bro works at Bass Pro Shop and gets a decent discount on them, should I need to buy another. I'm extremely happy with it. I've replaced the electronic do-hickey once.
  18. I love mine.I have a pork butt in it right now smoking with apple.I bought mine off walmarts web site.
  19. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I will be an owner this evening when I go pick up one at my local sams. Thinking of doing a unboxing video and posting on youtube so people can tell me the difference in the models.
  20. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good catch.[​IMG]

    I guess I wasn't aware that the 30" had any variations.

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