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MES 30

smokingmymeat

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Going to buy this one today. My question is Good, Bad, Other. I live at 9000ft.

It's a lot of work using my horizontal. It's hard to plan ahead, you never know

what the day you plan to smoke will be. Last winter I had to alter my smoke

a couple of days. Keeping the heat up is real tough when it's warm. Yes,

I'm a rookie that's still learning. So electric seems the way to go. I learnded that here thank you. This one

seems like a good choice. Any help from you all would be great!
 

SmokinAl

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MES is a great smoker, if you can afford the 40", that's what I would get.
 

fife

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I have the 40 and love it they are very easy to use and a great smoker.
 

smokingmymeat

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thanks guys, I'm heading home tommorrow from a fishing trip on the texas coast and the 30

is across the street and a 40 is about 45 min. away, wife doesn't eat meat, and I'm

cleaning camper/boat so I hope that the 30 will work out. Otherwise I would take your advise Al.

thanks again
 

SmokinAl

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That's OK buddy the 30 is a great little smoker, I'm sure you will like it a lot.
 

fpnmf

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I have a 30...it works great!!

Get an AMAZEN and you are set..

Run my handle thru the search tool and you can see all the great food I have made in the little guy..

Craig
 

sinnful-bbq

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Excellent choice! I put wheels on mine and added a tile to the rt rear above the chip box like some of the others here had done and I love it! Check out the MES forums for helpful tips, suggestions and the great advice members have posted on SMF. Just reading them helped me out a bunch and I can use all the help I can get....
 

les3176

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your gonna love the mes 30...I have one and love it for quick smokes and cold smoking/ Congrats!!
 

bluebombersfan

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thanks guys, I'm heading home tommorrow from a fishing trip on the texas coast and the 30

is across the street and a 40 is about 45 min. away, wife doesn't eat meat, and I'm

cleaning camper/boat so I hope that the 30 will work out. Otherwise I would take your advise Al.

thanks again
I just bought the 30 and it will serve all your needs.  I LOVE mine!!!!
 
 

Bearcarver

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I loved my MES 30 for a whole year, but then it shrank, and I had to get the MES 40.

Hopefully that won't happen to yours.

I think it's the Pork Fat that made it shrink, so you might want to keep pork fat away from it.   


Bear
 

smokingmymeat

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Just got back from Lowes, and my $200 bucks have gone "UP IN SMOKE". {HAR...HAR...HAR}   Sorry, couldn't help it. Picked up some

Cowboy lump charcoal to take home for my SFB's. I've been reading about it here at SMF. Hope this will help me some. I haven't got squadueche where

I live. I'll be checking out your pics FPNMF. Thanks for the support guys. Are you all ready for the next question?
 
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