Masterbuilt 30"

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by flan1, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. flan1

    flan1 Newbie

    i'M NEW TO POSTING and smoking. I just ordered a MASTERBUILT 30 in. elect.. Can anyone tell me the power requirements ie. amperage or wattage. thank you
  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    800 watts, no biggie. Just don't use an extention cord unless its is a heavy guage one.
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    No problem running your MES on normal house current . I would try to use a circut that doesn't have anything else running on it.
    If you need an extention cord , Go to lowes ,home depot ,etc and buy
    10 guage cord and get heavy duty plugs. You can buy the cord cut to whatever length and buy the ends and assemble it yourself.
    I made a 20 foot cord as this was all i need to set up my MES where i want it.
  4. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the SMF! Go by the Roll Call section of the forum and give us a proper howdy doo! [​IMG]

  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    At 800 watts that is only 6.6 amps. Any house hold circuit should be able to handle that.
  6. Does anyone know if the 40" has the same heating element?
  7. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes it is 800 watts also.
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congratulations on the new Masterbuilt...[​IMG]
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use my 30" MES on the front porch. I plug it right into the outlet on the porch.
    I had my doubts at first that it would work properly, because that one is a GFI outlet, but it seems to work fine.

  10. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The MES is a good choice, any household curcuit will do.

    It seems to be suseptible to cold which screws up the digital controller. I solved that by putting a heated towel on top of it during cold weather smokes.

    It really is almost set it and forget it. I'm sure you will love it.
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmmm, thanks for the warm towel/cold digital controller tip !


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