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I think I got a good MES 40 (gen I)

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by chief764, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. chief764

    chief764 Newbie

    I'm on my third smoke in one week on my new MES 40 (20070311).  So far I'm extremely pleased and trust me I was sweating bullets when I ordered it.

    I've used both the AMNPS and the Masterbuilt cold smoker attachment.  Both work well but the attachment really puts out smoke!

    Right now I'm cold smoking 9 lbs. of andouille sausage and 3 lbs. of snack sticks.  The internal temp probe is reading about 15F higher than the Maverick so I just set the temp using the Maverick.  Believe it or not the meat probe is reading exactly the same as the Maverick's meat probe.  It took a few minutes for the MB meat probe to settle in.  I am surprised at this based on all the probs folks are having with it.

    Time will tell whether this smoker is truly a good one but so far it's been worth the money.  Here's some pics of my first three smokes.

    Here's the sausages loaded in the smoker:

    The cold smoker attachment puts out a lot of smoke:

    The first smoke ever was this salmon:

    The AMNPS did a great job on the smoke:

    This was the best jerky ever.  Way better than the dehydrator:

    sbg101 likes this.
  2. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great ,,,,Glad to hear the good news ,,,,,,, been on my wish list for a while now.
  3. chief764

    chief764 Newbie

    Here's the finished sausage.  I couldn't ask for anything better.  Pecan wood chips.

  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good and congrats on the MES
  5. Edward Crook

    Edward Crook Newbie

    Pecan rules in my house