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Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite 40" Extra-Wide Two-Door Propane Smoker

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by solman, Nov 8, 2018 at 10:07 AM.

  1. solman

    solman Newbie

    i had a brinkmann gourmet smoker i modded (link) and it worked well for years. i wanted more space, so i just bought this new masterbuilt propane smoker from cabela's for $180 with next day delivery: link

    anyone else have this specific smoker? it looks like it's only sold through cabelas or bass pro shops.

    i plan to use it out of the box for the first smoke and see how it goes. anyway, i don't see this specific model being mentioned (or my search game is off). here's a video, actually the only video i could find of it:
  2. rexster314

    rexster314 Smoking Fanatic

    I have the previous model with one door, not two. Looks identical. Do yourself a favor. Get a 10-12" cast iron skillet and place on top of the flame tamer over the burner. Put your wood chunks on the skillet and it will alleviate any flame ups. If you want a smoke ring on your meat, put 3-4 charcoal briquettes or lump charcoal. The AMAZN smoking tube works really well in the rig if you're doing a cold smoke
  3. solman

    solman Newbie

    thanks for the tips. i tried to read as much as i could about mods, and picked up a few ideas. i plan to ditch the entire wood chip box assembly and put a burner grate (link) directly over the propane burner and use a 14" cast iron pizza pan (link) sitting on top of the burner grate to help distribute the heat better.

    i'm not sure if the 14" pan will fit, i just happen to have it lying around so i figured i'd give it a shot. the internal dimensions are advertised as "23.63"W x 15.93"D" so it should fit.

    would wood chunks burn easily if just placed on top of the iron pizza pan? or would i need to get it started by taking a torch to it?
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018 at 5:48 AM
  4. solman

    solman Newbie

    the smoker arrived early this morning. unfortunately the doors and box frame are misaligned. i was able to take a rubber mallet to the hinge and straight it out so the sides line up, but then that causes the top to be misaligned. i didn't expect perfection, but wow what sh!tty quality. it's like a drunk guy at the factory put the thing together.
  5. buzzy

    buzzy Smoking Fanatic

    WOW! I think I'd be making some phone calls to get what I paid for not bent & twisted junk. Don't use chunkS of wood just 1 piece. It helps to keep the wood from catching on fire