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New Smoker Help

Noah

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Looking at purchasing a new electric smoker. I am not sure size however thinking bigger then smaller.

I am looking at Masterbuilt. However which model would your recommend???

Thank you for your time and help
 

siege

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I have both a 30 and a 40" MES, and recently added a pellet smoker.
Of the MES sizes, I would go with the larger one. I would prefer to have a little more capacity than I need, as opposed to a bit less.
I have a large family, and utilize all my space. If there is just a single person, or a couple, the 30 would certainly do the job.
 

normanaj

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There's just two of us,I have the 30.Its been more than sufficient.
 

siege

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I use my Pit Boss 1100 the most. I can smoke, grill, sear, roast, and bake on it. I still use all 3, but each seems to have it's own niche.
 

Bearcarver

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Looking at purchasing a new electric smoker. I am not sure size however thinking bigger then smaller.

I am looking at Masterbuilt. However which model would your recommend???

Thank you for your time and help

There are many guys who are happy with the MES 30.
However there are also many who, like me started with an MES 30, because there was only the 2 of us. Then because of having to cut things in half, like Ribs, and only being able to get 7 pounds of Beef Sticks in at one time, we ended up getting an MES 40. So we ended up spending more money than if we would have just got the MES 40 in the first place.

As for which one to get, check these 2 Links:
Masterbuilt Smokers (Bear's Thoughts & Findings)
MES Generation Number Recognition Pictures & Pics (Digital Units)

Bear
 

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