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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by gregofthenorth, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Hi Guys,

    I live in northern Ontario where its probably around -13c or 10f or so today and I am breaking in my new Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite.  I had a cheaper smoke hollow that I needed to use a ratchet strap to keep it closed and with analog electric heat, I had to adjust the heat all day as well.  I love that this new smoker has a door latch and is digital.

    I have 2 questions maybe you can help me out with.

    1. I accidentally bought some wood pellets and have only ever used chips.  My new smoker says to only use chips.  Now that I have opened this 20lbs bag of pellets, is there any problem using pellets where smokers call for chips?

    2. There is a link on this site for a 5day eCourse on smoking.  Anyone done it?  Any good?

    I have only been smoking for a couple of years and still learning.

  2. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the site Greg.  I can't answer your pellet question but there are quite a few electric smoker owners on the site.

    You will likely get more traffic for your question if you post it on the electric smoker site.
  3. Thanks, I just posted the question there.
  4. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome !
  5. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the site Greg!  Glad you joined us.  Sorry,  I can't help with either of your questions.

  6. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Your welcome.  Hope you get plenty of quick responses.
  7. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Welcome, I don't know the answers, but there are guys here who do. They will find it and be along shortly I am sure.

    Keep on smokin'                   Ed
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF!

    Why not take the 5 day course, it's free.

    I have used pellets in my MES and I actually liked them better than chips.

  9. Hi Al,

    What is MES?  Masterbuilt electric smoker?

    Do you use a smoker box, like this , or do you put them right in your wood chip box?

    I tried some pellets in my wood chip box, but only a few of them were smoldering after 3 hours at 275 and the rest of them were just black.

    In the meantime I ordered the smoker box and look forward to using it.  

    Im doing some ribs today...  going to do the 3-2-1 method.  Cant wait until they are ready

  10. [​IMG]   Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a warm sunny day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.


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