2 new Masterbuilt propane smokers?

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by red dog, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    Hey folks

    I have been shopping around for a larger vertical propane smoker and wandered over to the Materbuilt website. They had a link to their 2013 catalog and while browsing through it I see 2 new smokers listed. The first one looks like their old 30" 2 door propane but it is now thermostatically controled. The other one is a 40" and looks similar to the smoke hollow deluxe propane and is also controled by thermostat. The gal at customer service says they are both for sale already at Bass Pro and Cabelas but neither have them on the web. I don't have any stores close by me so I can't check to see if they are selling them in the stores.  The item #s are

    20050312, and



    Does anyone know anything about these? Sure would be nice to have thermostat control on a propane smoker. Here is a link to the catalog.

  2. spoolinaz

    spoolinaz Meat Mopper

    I'm putting together the parts to do this on my XL. Honestly, I don't know why it hasn't been done before now. The smokers are basically outdoor ovens, why not be able to set a temp? I know the die hards say you need to tend to your smoker, but you shouldn't have to.
  3. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    the 40 inch stainless steel unit is sweet!
  4. Saw their catalog over the weekend.

    Sam's has a 40" propane but it's still the older model: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod4220092  and not available for delivery. 


    I don't have Bass Pro or Cabela's close to check if they are in store, but I will be at Cabela's in Kearney, NE next month and if I haven't found the new 40" around here, I'll probably get it there. I just checked Cabela's website and although they state NEW Masterbuilt 40", it is not the one in the MB catalog.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2012
  5. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

     Yes, I checked the numbers in Cabelas catalog and they are diffferant. I would get one of the 40" in a heartbeat when they become available. I might call the store in Olympia WA and see if they have one. I have friends that don't live too far away that could pick one up for me.
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I'm interested in the Stand for 40" Smokers. That Thermostat controlled Propane Smoker looks interesting as well ..JJ
  7. schmitzmoke

    schmitzmoke Fire Starter

     Can you let us know what it took for the conversion? I would love to Mod my XL with a Therm control!
  8. schmitzmoke

    schmitzmoke Fire Starter

     Out of stock,,, bummer,, good thing that I got mine when I did! Thats the problem with Sam's Club, if you wait, you may never see the item again.
  9. I emailed Masterbuilt  on July 26 about the availability of the 40-inch Propane Smoker with Thermostat Temperature Control 20050111 UPC 094428264649 and this was the reply I received:

    Thank you for your inquiry and interest in our product. Our 2013 Catalog has gone to our major retailers such as Bass Pro, Cabela's, Sam's Club, etc. Based on consumer demand, it will depend if the retailer will pick up a product. Typically a product will enter a market late Winter or early to mid Spring. The best way to stay up-to-date is to periodically check our website in the product sections. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.


    Masterbuilt Customer Service

    I hope this helps! And I'm not going to plan on seeing it until late Winter to Spring. Or maybe their answers vary by whomever replies to the inquiries.
  10. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the info. I got impatient and went with a Mes 40.
  11. spoolinaz

    spoolinaz Meat Mopper

    My build thread

    I didn't post part numbers etc beacause its much easier to just find a used stove and tear it apart. The replacement parts to do this build would have been over $200! I managed to only spend a quarter of that...
  12. schmitzmoke

    schmitzmoke Fire Starter

     Thanks, that turned into a large project, it gives me a few ideas though,,, Thanks again and good luck with your mod.
  13. spoolinaz

    spoolinaz Meat Mopper

    By my project standards, this was on the EASY scale, lol. Barely even got the welder hot!
  14. I already have the MES 40 but I want the 40" Propane!

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