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. Got a MES 40 digital electric (Gen 2) for Father’s Day.  Got to get an AMPS or something to help with longer smoking times so I can cook without being there all the time.  Have a lot to learn so will be signing up for the 5 day e-course and reading posts during lunch break.

    Baconator are you sure that is plastic that melted and not just some creosote from the smoking wood?  I’ll have to check mine this afternoon just to be sure.
     
  2. tlindholtz

    tlindholtz Newbie

    Just solved another niggling little problem with the MES: the need to low crawl to check the chip status. Being a woodworker with a fair amount of scrap and leftovers I built a cabinet stand for my MES. Was able to make it almost entirely out of scrap and left overs. And, befitting an item intended for rustic outdoor use, decided to leave it unfinished and let it weather. The fun part was the joinery. All the joints are hand cut laps or hand cut tongue-and-grooved laps. And all joints are both glued and screwed. It has adjustable legs for the uneven surface it sits on and a removable ceramic tile top.

     
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  3. Nice work, well done.
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Excellent !!!

    Bear
     
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  5. I got my MES 30 for Father's Day...my wife got it from HSN it is the cinnamon model. I have smoked a few things on my 22.5 Webber performer(pics in my profile)...but have smoked whole chickens, rib tips, and a boneless turkey breast...I have a pork butt and a couple kinds of fish in the que. I'm loving it and learning lots from this forum. Thanks to all.
     
  6. vortecz71wv

    vortecz71wv Newbie

    MES 30 here! Love this thing!

    Matt

    Sent from West 'By-God' Virginia!
     
  7. I bought mine through Amazon. I have been smoking ribs and I have a Pork Shoulder ready to go in first thing in the morning. The best purchase I ever made.
     
  8. Very nice, my husband is going to build me a stand so I don't have to get on the hands and knees to check stuff...will post a picture if I can figure out how!
     
  9. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think Masterbuilt is the best smoker for the money out there. I've had my MES 30 1st Gen going on my third year now. Don't use it nearly as much as I'd like because of the rainy Washington state weather and I prefer to place it in my uncovered backyard and not use it in my garage. . But things are slowly warming up and the rain is supposed to stop completely...in four days.
     
  10. I have both of my MES's stored outside, under cover. One in maple falls, wa, and one in Vanc., bc. I check them often, and so far so good. They are pretty darn sturdy.
     
  11. bigtimtx

    bigtimtx Smoke Blower

    Whoop whoop! Got my AMNPS 5x8 scratch and dent special today, along with 6 lbs of assorted pellets. Doing a cook for this weekend for my F-I-L's 75th birthday. I have a couple of nice briskets (around 10-11 lbs each) plus 10 lbs of beef sausage. My first trip on the AMNPS and I'm expecting A-MAZE-N results...Q-views will be posted!
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014
  12. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Got mine over a year ago from there and it did... which is a good thing. Took me forever to find a gen 1.
     
  13. air force dad

    air force dad Newbie

    I have the Gen1 30" MES Digital w/window and remote, 800 watt element. I have only done one food smoke (Scarbelly Wings) with it but the end results were bragged about, so I guess I did ok.
     
  14. Mine came from HSN 3 weeks ago and has a top vent. Does anyone know ow to clean it? After a few smokes it seems gummed up and is harder to open/close.
     
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Open & close it while hot or warm.

    Clean it while hot with a little oven cleaner type stuff on a rag. Don't let it drip on any food or things that touch food.

    Bear
     
  16. Thanks Bear...as soon as it warmed up on today's smoke it was easier to turn...I an buying one of those portable steam cleaning machines to clean the glass (and other stuff around the house) maybe that will work..
     
  17. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    I use simple green to clean my glass. Spray it on with a plastic squirt bottle, let it dissolve the grease, then wipe off with paper towels. Works great.
     
  18. I don't have any glass on my smoker, but what I do for the glass on the oven door is take a razor blade scraper, scrape it down and use a little cleaner and back to new.

    Gary S
     
  19. bigtimtx

    bigtimtx Smoke Blower



    Okay, so here's the setup:

    Got my new AMNPS 5X8 loaded up with about 75% Pitmasters Choice, temp set at (true) 225 degrees and loaded in 2 - 11 1/2 pound packer trimmed briskets... The cherry in the Pitmasters smells AMAZING (or A-Maze-N, I suppose)...going for a 12 to 13 hour ride... I usually do 60 mins/lb + 60 mins. Will post Q-view in the AM... 
     
  20. bigtimtx

    bigtimtx Smoke Blower

    BTW- I caught these at HEB for $1.95/lb
     

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