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Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by wingnutz, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. wingnutz

    wingnutz Newbie

    Newbie here, 

    I just got my MF dig,electrical smoke and seasoned it. 

    My ? is can I use pellets in it or do I stick w/wood.

    and os wood better then pellets ?

    Thks for the advise .
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I looked up the smoker and it seems that it is the same as the MES as far as construction.

     It is designed to use wood chips. If you use chips you will need to replenish the chips every 45 min to an hour. My recommendation is to purchase the AMNPS unit from Todd.

     This will give you up to 10 hours continuous smoke on one fill of pellets.

    Here is a link  use the sale code SMFHALLOWEEN  for 20% off.

  3. AMNPS is the only way to fly.

    Happy smoken.

  4. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


  5. wingnutz

    wingnutz Newbie

    Thks e
    . thks eman, I will give this a drew weeks to try and make some choices then.
    Thk you for the link & discount
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yup, the Master Forge is a MES Clone

    Sold by the Big Blue Store

    Had a few customers buy them

    Same issues as all the other MES Gen 2's

    Check the controller temp against the actual temp on each rack

    Temps are typically 20° - 30° off

    Pellets burn up too quickly, unless you only put a few in at a time

    Without enough oxygen, chips turn to charcoal

    Small chunks seem to work OK, but have to be small enough to fit in the chip pan

    Try a few different options, and see what works best for your needs

    Some guys get along just fine by throwing a small amount of chips in every 30-40 minutes

    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013
  7. wingnutz

    wingnutz Newbie

    Noticed already a temp difference between top and bottom rack.
  8. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Every smoker is gonna have hot spots

    You need to write down the temp differentials of each rack