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New Masterbuilt Charcoal Cabinet Digital

mike243

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Seen somebody posted another message about this smoker, I am thinking about it but its out of stock till almost January , looks to be a minion style charcoal basket with fan like the Gravity fed smokers
 

Wasi

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I upgraded to that smoker this year and I really love it. It holds temps fantastic and heats up quickly. You also spend a lot less time tending to the fire like a stick burner.
 

mike243

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Where did you find this smoker? First i can find said December 28 available
 

MJB05615

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I'm looking at this one too. It's $349.99 from MB. Seems like a good system. Wasi Wasi How often do you use yours? Have you done any long cooks on it? Any mods needed? Thanks for any info you can share. I've mostly done MES electric for years. Tried the pellet thing for 1 year, didn't like it too much. This charcoal/lump charcoal seems like it might give flavor closer to a stick burner with a lot less work.
 

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Wonder if it will have similar firebox issues as the gravity 560/1050 series
 

MJB05615

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There's very few reviews on the MB site. Don't want to pull the trigger and then have problems.
 

JWFokker

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This design is harder to mess up. Pit Boss cabinets tend to have fewer issues than their traditional horizontal units. Doesn't require as large a fire or as much airflow in a fully vertical cooker. Firebox won't get as hot, and it looks like this thing only runs up to 400°F.
 

mike243

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Its not made the same as the gravity and I dont see it having a lot of problems
 

MJB05615

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I read a negative review that it came from the package with several welds broken, and 1 door not closing properly. The other reviews were good, but all were given it for free to test. The negative review actually purchased it. It seems like a very good idea.
 

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It looks like a much simpler design than the GF smokers. A giant charcoal basket and a fan to regulate air getting to the fire. Not much to go wrong or burn out. I Love seeing new innovative designs hitting the market...JJ
 

psychobrew

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Does anyone have it yet? I want to pull the trigger but I want to be sure it's decent fist.
 

MJB05615

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I just pulled the trigger Saturday night on Amazon, they had 16 in stock, due to deliver Tuesday night. I was surprised, cause it had been out of stock on Amazon and MB until late Dec or mid Jan. So it's due tomorrow, and I should have it up and running this week, barring complications, lol. I'll post pics and reports asap. Wish me luck.
 

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Good Luck then. Always an exciting time to be getting a new Smoker. Any Cooking TOYS really...JJ
 

psychobrew

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I just pulled the trigger Saturday night on Amazon, they had 16 in stock, due to deliver Tuesday night. I was surprised, cause it had been out of stock on Amazon and MB until late Dec or mid Jan. So it's due tomorrow, and I should have it up and running this week, barring complications, lol. I'll post pics and reports asap. Wish me luck.
Good luck. Amazon is out of stock again but Masterbuilt has them in stock.

Do you know if the temps can get low enough to smoke beef jerky?
 

MJB05615

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I don't know if the temps get low enough to smoke Jerky. Once I get using I will find out and let you know however.
 

MJB05615

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Good Luck then. Always an exciting time to be getting a new Smoker. Any Cooking TOYS really...JJ
Thanks JJ, it's been such a long time since a new Smoker for me or anything else for that matter, lol. I hope I remember how to get excited, lol.
 

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