• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

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


Joined Oct 27, 2013
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:



Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Nov 3, 2011
Looks great ,,,,Glad to hear the good news ,,,,,,, been on my wish list for a while now.


Legendary Pitmaster
Staff member
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
Group Lead
Joined Jun 1, 2008
Looks good and congrats on the MES

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.