MES just doesn't match the old ECB

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by dieselrealtor, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. I have had my MES since November, done several (not enough) smokes but the smoke flavor is just not as good as what I got in my old ECB.

    I have to give credit where credit is due, the Masterbuilt Tech here has been great, they have sent me a new controller (wouldn't function under 32f) & a new smoker box.  Now I have the larger tray & can put larger chunks in the beginning of the smoke.

    Done a few turkeys (smoke/fry), shoulders & ribs.

    Any suggestions?

    I may have to go back to the ECB during the warm months & the MES when it is cold if I can't figure it out.

    Thanks in advance to all the fine contributors here.
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2011
  2. tromaron

    tromaron Meat Mopper

    I use an AMNPS in my mes 40.  Puts out great smoke.  If I want more smoke for something, I just light both ends.  I've actually made a couple of things too smokey in my experimentation. 
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If the ECB was a charcoal smoker, the taste will never be the same.

    You give up a little taste for a whole lot of convenience.

    I had a MES for a couple of years & never had any complaints about the food it produced.

    Like Ron says, try an AMNPS.
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Al & Ron plus One.-----AMNS & AMNPS solved ALL my smoke problems.

  5. The ECB is electric. 

    I will keep stabbing at it, I will be doing a shoulder this weekend.


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