New MES 40 BT

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by Jason Gindhart, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Hello all, I'm new to the forum and basically new to smoking. I owned a Brinkman Electric Bullet Smoker about 5 years ago and smoked a lot. I started Salmon fishing in the Puget Sound this year and have about 30lbs worth of Chinook in the freezer now. So I just purchased a MES 40 BT 6-rack with stand and cover. It will be here in 2 days, I can't wait!

    I have read about the A-Maze-N Smoker. Does that just prevent you from having to add wood chips so often? Is it necessary for smoking fish to keep the temp down?

    Thanks all. I look forward to learning a lot here and eating some delicious food.
  2. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru Group Lead SMF Premier Member

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    Can't help there but welcome.

    I can say.......
    Can brine fish in salt water plus any spice or herbs.. sugar. for overnight.. skin on gutted whole or fillets skin on. smoke at about 160 till the fish is also all 160.
    The pellet maze adds extra smoke or can be used as only source. I dont own a smoker like that or a pellet maze thing.

    You can use search for the topic.. type in key words smoked salmon. lots there . :)
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2017
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The pellet smokers were made for the MES. They make the perfect smoke without using the chip tray.
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The AMNPS will give you perfect smoke for up to 11 straight hours.

    Using the built in chip burner gives you a real uneven mess, from no smoke to too heavy smoke with everything in between.

  5. Got my MES 40 BT just now and got it put together. Since I live in the Puget Sound region I had to build a make shift Smokin Shelter to season it. So far I'm really impressed with the quality of this unit and the Bluetooth feature is nice when is cold and rainy out.

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  6. newqreview

    newqreview Fire Starter

    I just ordered a MES 40 BT on sale as well. Hopefully it lasts longer than the gen 2 that I very much enjoyed for a year (twice).
    I like the AMNPS alot. I sometimes had trouble keeping it lit. The masterbuilt cold smoke attachement works well for me. A little strong in flavor for some.

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