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. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The MES 40 that hunded has is the Generation #2 MES, which has a lot more issues than your Generation #1 MES 40.

    Bear
     
  2. OK, I give up, what is an MES?
     
  3. pureflusher

    pureflusher Fire Starter

    MD
  4. Got my 30" a few months ago from a friend, well seasoned for $50, I love it for those days when i don't want to babysit a fire.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2013
  5. thunder lite

    thunder lite Fire Starter

    On my second Gen unit, the chip loader dumps into a pan. Than pan sits right above the heating element. There is a piece of metal under the element. Is that the deflector that's being referred to?

    Here's a thread that explains/shows the differences:

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/133955/2012-mes-40-vs-old-model-mes-40
     
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No, the deflector he's talking about was in the Gen #1 MES. It was an extra sheet of metal under the chip drawer. That meant there were 2 sheets of steel between the chips & the element. (That piece & the drawer bottom itself). That caused the chips to not get hot enough to smoke, until the smoker got to 200*-220*. Some guys cut the extra plate out themselves, but many of us got the FREE retrofix from Masterbuilt. It was the whole chip drawer & dumper assembly, without that extra sheet of steel.

    Bear
     
  7. bigtimtx

    bigtimtx Smoke Blower

    Ahh...thanks for the clarification Bearcarver.
     
  8. bigtimtx

    bigtimtx Smoke Blower

    Whoo hoo! HEB had the pork butts on sale again for a buck a pound!!! I know what I'm gonna be doing this weekend...

    Anyone have some experience with vacuum sealing and freezing the cooked and pulled pork? I'm wondering about whether or not to pull it before packaging/freezing and if pulled, should I sauce it up prior to freezing...? Also, anyone know the approximate 'shelf life' for vacuum sealed cooked pork in the freezer?

    Thanks!!!
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Buck a pound ?!?!   We're lucky if we see it on sale for under 2 bucks!!!  What's "HEB"?

    Bear
     
  10. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sweet I just got a call from the butcher, twin packs 1.29/#, I'm a happy camper!

    BTW I always break a twin pack apart for freezing, would it work better to go ahead and rub it up good (with spices, I'm not that perverted!), before freezing? That why when ya thaw it, its sitting on go!
     
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Another guy!!!!  Is that a Picnic Shoulder or a Boston Butt?

    Either way I haven't seen that price in 4 years!!! [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  12. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I believe that be a butt Bob........ Bear. Sorry carried away again.
     
  13. My smoker seems to be an odd goose. It is a MES 30 with a window,meat probe remote etc. I got it at Costco last fall. I think it is great but quickly learned that it will not continue to smoke at settings below 130 in warm weather. so quickly built an external electric cold smoke box. Masterbuilt makes one similar but were out of stock. Home made cost nothing as I had the material laying around.
     
  14. thunder lite

    thunder lite Fire Starter

    Has anyone tried the Cabela's Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite Window Smoker (item IK-551258)(MB 20072912)? When I was in the store the other night, I explained to the "outfitter" the temp control issues I was having with my MES 40 Gen 2 that I bought in Dec '12 and she said they had a lot of issues like that with the ones from that time, but haven't had any reports of those issues in the ones they've been selling in the last 3 months.

    I called MB support and they were very nice and agreed to send out a new micro-controller/front panel assembly, but they don't have them in stock and don't expect them until mid-December. I'm wondering if the same issues exist with the newer controllers like they do for the older controllers.

    Ron
     
  15. Went to grocery store last night and they had a 20% off sale on all meat!   Wow, what a find.  I bought two whole pork loins, a couple chickens and a big turkey.  The chickens and loins are now in the smoker.  The turkey will go in when it is thawed along with some other chicken legs and thighs that I have here in the freezer. 

    I cut the loins into three pieces about 3 to 4lbs each, coated them with a couple different of my rubs and set it for 200 degrees. The chickens I coated and put in as well.  Put in some pecan chips and set it for 5 hours for the first stage.  When the chickens are done I will wrap the loins in foil and put them back for a few more hours until they are the desired level of tenderness.  Will likely pull some of it and leave others as roasts.  Yum!
     
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  17. pigbark

    pigbark Smoke Blower

    Got a Picnic for $0.97lb today.. Its on the smoker rite now... Injected it with a Garlic Kosher salt solution... its close to 12.5 lbs, gonna take a while...
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2013
  18. what is a mes?

     a mes of crappie?

    a mes of cat fish?

     or if you run a with mes you get Ames. where I live.
     
  19. pigbark

    pigbark Smoke Blower

    a mes o meat is what it holds... lol
     
  20. pigbark

    pigbark Smoke Blower


    When the CB on top is done im gonna crank the heat up to 240*...
     

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