In the market for my first smoker

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by jstylzz, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Looking at the ME 30 or 40; leaning towards the 30 so I have more $$$ to spend on supplies. Will I feel like the 30 is too small? Can I do full racks of spares and turkeys in it?

    Also I saw the ME 30 with the digital thermometer built in on some models. Is it worth the extra for that or do you use a separate digital thermometer for temp control?
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just don't do what I did:

    I paid $179 for an MES 30, to save money.

    Then I had to cut ribs in half, and I could only put 7 pounds of unstuffed Beef sticks in.

    So I paid another $349 for an MES 40----I love it !!!!

    So I ended up laying out a total of $528, because I thought I was saving $$$

    Also: All MES have Digital controls & remote control. The remote control works Great, but you will want to get a wireless therm, like the Maverick ET 732.

  3. I have a MES 40. I wouldn't want any smaller.

    Just my

    Happy smoken.

  4. I agree with Bear and Mule...I went with the MES 40 right out of the gate and have not regretted it at all. Even with just 2 of us, I make loads of sausage, snack sticks etc and the extra room is great.

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