Exchanged MES30 for MES40

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by dvuong, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. dvuong

    dvuong Smoke Blower

    I originally bought a Gen 2 MES30 from Lowes last week and got two pretty good smokes out of it. However, I decided that a larger unit might be better for the rare occasion that I cook for a large group and it's also nice to not have to cut ribs in half to get them to fit. I took it back to Lowes and exchanged for va MES40 Gen 2. I haven't put it together yet but will get to it tomorrow. I'm a little nervous since I've read horror stories on this unit. Does anyone have any tips?

    My AMNPS also arrived yesterday so I would love some tips using it with this smoker too. :)

    Oh, how does this smoker handle small cooks? Like just. A single chicken.
  2. Gen 2.....I wish you all the luck in the world.  As for how a smoker handles small cooks? Just like large cooks.  Don't worry about anything but Internal Temp of the meat you are smoking......don't worry about Temp fluctuations etc. 

  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It handles small smokes as well as large smokes. There is really little difference.

    I would suggest you send BearCarver a /PM he probably knows MES as good if not better than anyone else on the boards and he uses a MES40.with totally outstanding results.

    As to problems, yes some folks have had some usually with the thermometers. I have a MES30 and have smoked a lot on it., Probably 3 to 500 hours and I still love it. Never had a single problem. You never hear those who get good smokers, only those who have problem. Besides so far I have not heard a single people who Masterbuilt didn't solve and offer a free fix to their problem in a very timely manner. No I don't work for Masterbuilt, I am just one of those who had zero problems, I hope you are also.

    Seriously Talk to BearCarver.
  4. Awesome that they let you exchange it even though it was used.
  5. I agree on master built customer service, outstanding. Have a gen1 mes 30 with the cold smoke unit. It never let's me down.

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