Masterbuilt vs Master-Forge

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by bgosnell151, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    are they the same?  I am new and tried to research it a little, but wasn't able to find anything on this.  Looking at purchasing my first smoker, and I feel that an electric smoker would be the way to go.  
     
  2. bbqbilly

    bbqbilly Newbie

  3. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

  4. bbqbilly

    bbqbilly Newbie

    Which model?

    http://www.masterbuilt.com/index.php/products/smokers.html

    I think I might go with the 30 inch electric one since that seems to be the more popular one.
     
  5. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Have you folks looked at the Cookshack, the SmokinTex or the Smokin-it electric smokers?  They are all solid machines.  I listed them in order of high price to low.
     
  6. Masterforge 30 inch digital with top front controls and and solid door without glass definitely is a masterbuilt 2nd generation MES 30 that people are talking about on this site .I know that because I have one and on the back of the smoker is the Masterbuilt ID plate .
     
  7. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    thanks... do you like it?  Does it do a good job getting up to heat and holding it?  I live in Northern MA and want something that will allow me to make my smoking season longer.  Any issues with it?  Thanks in advance.
     
  8. I have the MasterForge rebranded MES Gen 2. So far it works great. I have not used it in the frozen weather yet though.
     
  9. ncage

    ncage Fire Starter

    I can tell you i just opened my 40 in master forge today and it stamped with masterbuilt on the back of the unit. 
     
  10. bob frank

    bob frank Newbie

    its only freezing outside and my masterbuilt no window box at 225 seldom has heat on light going. I have been waiting for this brisket to get past 195 for an 2 hour now. turned the thermo to 275 half hour ago heating came on and off  - still no rise. Inside now.
     

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