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Pellet Smoker or Elecric Smoker


Joined Nov 1, 2018
Good evening everyone,

I am going to be purchasing a Masterbuilt smoker and after looking at their website they have both pellet and wood chip smokers. Wanted to get your thoughts on which direction to go...

These are the models I am looking into purchasing. I have read Bears recommendations but someone them are hard to come by now? I do not understand between the G and the S however looking for the best electric smoke one would recommend today... Thank you for our time!

Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite XL Pellet Smoker

Width 26.36200 66
Height 46.40900 117
Length 19.03100 48

MES 430|G Bluetooth Digital

Model MB21076819
Width 24.22 61
Height 44.75 113
Length 23.55 59

MES 430|S Bluetooth Digital

Model MB20076419
Width 19.323 49
Height 34.26 87
Length 17.96 45

MES 440|S Bluetooth Digital

Model MB20077419
Width 24.543 62
Height 42.913 108
Length 18.039 45


Joined Sep 16, 2019
I have an old MES digital......probably 10-12 yrs old.
Uses chips and I have cooked a ton of meat on it.
I'm just a fan of the wood.


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Joined Dec 20, 2012
I can't help you there, I have 2 MES40 1st generation units and both work very well. Obviously the largest one will eventually not be big enough. I WOULD highly recommend getting an A-Maze-N tray or tube to help augment which ever one you choose. They are certainly game changers and I don't think you'll be sorry. Let us know which one you get!


Joined Nov 1, 2018
Any particular new model you would recommend from Masterbuilt as it’s had to come by some of the older models?

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