How Many Mes Owners Here?

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Which One Do You Have?

  • 40'

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  • 40' with window

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  • 40' 800 watt

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  • I like it a lot

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  • Where did you buy it?

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  • Sams Club

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  • Other please list where in a post

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  • Total voters
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I love the 5x8 AMPS. Filled up it'll smoke for 11 hours. I like being able to buy all kinds of different flavored pellets from the same site. The chip loader works ok but I don't like to keep adding chips ever 25 minutes and around here I'm limited to what flavored chips I can even get. AMPS for the win!
 
 
I just got mine and am looking forward to using it....I ordered a package deal with 4 different type of pellets....and the torch nozzle...

I have Jeff's book and have been able to answer a few questions I had.

A friend of mine smoked a rib roast, 2 turkey breasts and some boneless ribs....watched and learned a few other tips from him too.

Sorry didn't have a camera/cell with me. But everything tasted phenomenal and got to take some home!!! 
Sounds like you're pretty well hooked, now!!

Check out my Step by Steps for things you can do with an MES:

Just click on "Bear's Step by Steps".

Bear
 
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30" bought from QVC. just recently purchased the AMPS pellet smoker and used it last night for the first time.
 
 
Sounds like you're pretty well hooked, now!!

Check out my Step by Steps for things you can do with an MES:

Just click on "Bear's Step by Steps".

Bear
Bear,

I have been nosing around your "step by steps" and want to THANK YOU in advance for all the effort you put into them. I am looking forward to doing my 1st pulled pork very soon. And yes I feel alot better armed as I am. I will be borrowing some of your steps and will let you know how I make out...and this time with Qview!

Thank you,

Marc
 
Got mine from Lowes. I like it overall but I like my Big Chief better. I'm only on my 4th session with the MES. I am finding that there ash particles settling on the food which I do not get in my BC. I am trying to figure out how to prevent this.  Also, the MES does not produce as smoky a flavor as the Big Chief.

My MES is a digital type with the controls on the top front.
 
I have just purchased a Masterbuilt 2 door, propane gas, smoker [model 20051311] In Thailland.   I am a newcomer to smoking so am finding the experience exciting.   So far - so good [beginners luck??].   The only criticism I have is in the gas control.   From what I read you would never use the high or medium setting as that creates too much heat [other than for cleaning the unit].   Even the low setting is too high to obtain a typical 200-260F temperature.   Fortunately the dealer was able to show me how to juggle between high and off to get the right degree of gas which is still quite difficult and frustrating.   Am I missing something?   Another problem  -  the unit came with a small cast iron fry pan in which to place the wood blocks which makes it easier to clean.   However I am having a problem in getting the wood blocks to char and thus do not get the quantity of smoke I would like.   I am using oak blocks which I bought along with the unit [very expensive here in Thailand at almost USD100 for a small box imported from the USA - am going to try out the local fruit tree wood of which I have plenty on the farm].   When I started with curing the unit the blocks charred easy at 400F!!!   Any ideas / suggestions from you experienced smokers will be appreciated.   Thanks,   Iain in Thailand
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I have just purchased a Masterbuilt 2 door, propane gas, smoker [model 20051311] In Thailland.   I am a newcomer to smoking so am finding the experience exciting.   So far - so good [beginners luck??].   The only criticism I have is in the gas control.   From what I read you would never use the high or medium setting as that creates too much heat [other than for cleaning the unit].   Even the low setting is too high to obtain a typical 200-260F temperature.   Fortunately the dealer was able to show me how to juggle between high and off to get the right degree of gas which is still quite difficult and frustrating.   Am I missing something?   Another problem  -  the unit came with a small cast iron fry pan in which to place the wood blocks which makes it easier to clean.   However I am having a problem in getting the wood blocks to char and thus do not get the quantity of smoke I would like.   I am using oak blocks which I bought along with the unit [very expensive here in Thailand at almost USD100 for a small box imported from the USA - am going to try out the local fruit tree wood of which I have plenty on the farm].   When I started with curing the unit the blocks charred easy at 400F!!!   Any ideas / suggestions from you experienced smokers will be appreciated.   Thanks,   Iain in Thailand
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Hi Lain!!

This Thread is actually for MES stuff (Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse).

I'm sure you will get better results on your Propane questions if you go to the "Propane" Forum, and ask your questions there:

Check this link:

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/f/109/propane-smokers

I've heard them talk about something called a "Needle Valve".

Bear
 
Hey ilinismoker here I just seasoned a MES 40 this evening love the smell of the smoker got it from Lowe's with a discount I am ready to smoke something and it will be soon
 
Bought my 30inch MES two weeks ago.  Smoked pork after seasoning the MES.  Good but I realized I needed a therm inside the smoker.  Got my ThermPro remote and this

weekend did whole hens (brined) for the family (daughters and inlaws).  Realized I needed an A-Maze-N smoked maze.  Got that and some pellets I ordered yesterday.  Can't

wait to smoke whatever comes next. Heck of a learning curve here.  But I'm having a lotta fun.  Isn't that a large part of this?

Happy to ba a noob and grateful for all the sage advice from those more experienced in this process.
 
 
Bought my 30inch MES two weeks ago.  Smoked pork after seasoning the MES.  Good but I realized I needed a therm inside the smoker.  Got my ThermPro remote and this

weekend did whole hens (brined) for the family (daughters and inlaws).  Realized I needed an A-Maze-N smoked maze.  Got that and some pellets I ordered yesterday.  Can't

wait to smoke whatever comes next. Heck of a learning curve here.  But I'm having a lotta fun.  Isn't that a large part of this?

Happy to ba a noob and grateful for all the sage advice from those more experienced in this process.
Congrats on you new Smoker!!

This might help a bit with that learning curve:

Just click on "Bear's Step by Steps".

Bear
 
40" 800 watter at Lowes on blowout for $128. Haven't used it yet due to weather constraints and waiting on a cover and some seam sealer from Amazon. I'll set this puppy next to my WSM and use it for cold smoking with my AMNPS mostly. Eatin good in the neighborhood!
 
Bought mine at home depot this weekend cooking a Boston butt today looks so yummy hope it tastes as good as it looks

I was using a Weber for years electric is so much easier then charcoal.

my smoker is a MES 30" (gen,2.5 with the controls on the front).
 
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