How Many Mes Owners Here?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by ronp, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. 30'

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  2. 40'

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  3. 40' with window

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  4. 40' 800 watt

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  5. 40' 1200 watt

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  6. I like it a lot

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  7. I wish I had something else and why

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  8. Where did you buy it?

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  9. Sams Club

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  10. Other please list where in a post

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  1. Looks great...As far as the Maverick temp being higher than the MES30 unit temp. My MES30 runs 25-30° hotter than the set temperature. Sounds like yours does too. I would adjust the

    cooking time accordingly...Good luck............[​IMG]
     
  2. roadkill cafe

    roadkill cafe Smoking Fanatic

    Tiki,

    Those birds and subsequent sammie look delicious!! Great Job!!
     
  3. bigtimtx

    bigtimtx Smoke Blower

    My first cook with my new 40" MES - October 2012

    (That's about 30# of brisket)


     
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  4. tiki guy

    tiki guy Smoking Fanatic

    Nice Big Tim    ( Go BIG or go home huh? )  I am pretty happy with my 30 after my first smoke ....how's bout YOU ? 
     
  5. I just bought a few weeks ago a MES 40" w/window gen 2 model from Amazon. Took about 2.5 months for them to get in it in, but when they did, I jumped all over it. I got it for $449 with free 2 day shipping.
     
  6. bigtimtx

    bigtimtx Smoke Blower

    Yes! Definitely happy with the 40" MES...my wife and father-in-law gave it to me for my birthday. By accident, they happened to get the all stainless 1st gen version. I wasn't happy with the small chip holder, but Masterbuilt sent me the upgrade for free after I called them about it. Loving it now...
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2013
  7. johnbarclay

    johnbarclay Newbie

    I am the one. I own a cigarr of two differnet types.
     
  8. sm0kin

    sm0kin Fire Starter

    Walmart 197.00 with 3 year replacement warranty. Added AMNPS and MAV ET-732. SM0KIN!!!!
     
  9. papacurtis

    papacurtis Smoke Blower

    Mes30 gen 1. 289.00 on Amazon. Price went down while awaiting shipment. Emailed them and they reduced price to 266.00 with free delivery. I am happy with it so far. Everything i have made in it has come out awesome. Just wish i could remember to take Qview pics! Duh..
     
  10. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You gotta keep your eye on Amazon. It's like watching the stock market. I jumped last year and bought mine when it hit $149 w/ free shipping from Prime. But I haven't seen it that low since.
     
  11. Ordered an MES 30 Digital w/remote and window.  UPS will be delivering today, just in time for my Fathers Day smoke fest.  Until now I've only done pork butt and ribs.  Sunday will be ribs, brisket and chicken legs.  Can anyone recommend a smoke that will work well with all 3?
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use Hickory for everything, but you might like Hickory mixed with Cherry or Apple.

    Bear
     
  13. jlefevre

    jlefevre Newbie

    I received a MES as a gift from my brother about 3 years ago.  I LOVE it and have cooked hams, ribs, briskets, steaks, meatloafs, jerky, roasts (be careful here), and more than I can think of at the moment.  Only problem I've had is with the temperature reading on the smoker.  I ordered a remote thermometer from this site and I since figured it out.  I swear tho, that smoker has a mind of it's own- sometimes -20 degrees and sometimes +20 degrees and then sometimes right on.  When I first noticed the problem, I tried to contact Masterbuilt several times but to no avail.  Other than the thermometer problem, have been very happy with the smoker and the smoking experience.
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Do you put the Maverick smoker probe at the same place every time. Without any mods the right side of an MES is quite a bit hotter than the left side.

    Bear
     
  15. smoke slinger

    smoke slinger Smoking Fanatic

    I have to agree with Bear on the wood, I do use apple once in a blue moon......
     
  16. terrymn

    terrymn Smoke Blower

    Same here, with a little twist - I use either 100% hickory (most meats) or a mix of 60% Hickory, 40% apple (most cheeses)
     
  17. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hic Hic Hickory...  In my most humble opinion... The best all around wood is hickory. For me Apple is a close second. 

    As a side note.  In Texas we use Mesquite often.  But it's a stronger flavored wood so a little goes a long way. 

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  18. roadkill cafe

    roadkill cafe Smoking Fanatic

    I prefer Oak over Hickory but it all depends on what I'm smoking and who the company coming over is. Pecan is another good choice. Just my .02
     
  19. I bought my MES about 2 years ago from QVC. 

    I have smoked ribs that were awesome!! just smoked mozzarella and cheddar cheese, now I have to wait 2 weeks to see how it did.

    here is a picture of venison hot dogs I made, they turned out great!

     
  20. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those dogs are awesome...  
     

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