New Masterbuilt XL - oops

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by dvdapex, May 22, 2013.

  1. So I've had this beauty sitting in my garage for two weeks as I haven't had time to season it.  Until today.  I oiled up the inside, put in some hickory and plum and got a pretty good smoke for the first 5 minutes before it settled down.  Over the fence, I hear my neighbor coughing up a storm and finally going inside and slamming her door.  Now, she was probably 30 feet away and I'm 8 feet away from the smoker and not making a fuss.  But, I felt bad.  Until I remembered that only time she goes out is to SMOKE (and not in the good way)!  So, I gave her some smooth rich flavor for free!

    I just finished seasoning when the rain started coming down (again).  I took the day off tomorrow just so I could smoke some meat.  I'll probably start off with some country style ribs just because they're easy.

    Oh, the Masterbuilt manual says "only use chips.  do not use chunks".  If I do the cast iron skillet "mod" should I be able to use chunks or is there some other reason they say to only use chips?
  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My Camp Chef said the same thing about chips.  I use chunks....or the tube from Todd!

  3. I have a MB XL gasser myself. I used it for the first time last weekend. I used chips to get the smoke started and then switched to chunks. Others on SMF had posted that they had used chunks with no problems. Mine did fine with some CSR's and two beer can chickens. I am using the cast iron skillet sitting in the original chip pan. I raised mine up about 3/8 of an inch with bolts in the three legs to give me some height adjustability.

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