New MES Bluetooth Digital smoker

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by parrot-head, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Don't have a MES, I'm an RF guy but a little more room is always better

    gary
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I wouldn't eat the part of the meat that touches the walls. The fact that it shrinks later doesn't make it safe to eat.

    I would cut it down to avoid touching the walls, as I don't wash the walls of my smoker.

    We wash everything that can come in contact with the food, and don't allow the food to touch other parts that are not clean.

    Bear
     
  3. Good advice from the Bear

    Gary
     
  4. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I wipe down the walls where the meat touches therefore I have no concern about bacterial contamination from those walls. Remember that except for the most virulent bacteria strains temps over 140° kills the little buggers. Seeing as how ribs and briskets cook for over 6 hours at temps of over 225° and their internal temps get up to 190°-205° or so, I am absolutely not worried about food borne illnesses from meat contact with clean stainless steel walls. You place that same raw meat on clean stainless steel racks, don't you? There's no difference where safety is concerned because, as I said, I clean the walls where raw meat had touched them after every smoke.
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My walls & ceiling are black, without anything loose, ready to fall off.

    My Grills are always clean.

    Your walls are clean Stainless Steel???

    I'm proud of you!!------In that case it's safe to let your food touch the walls.

    Bear
     
  6. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bear, let's not make this a debate.
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There's nothing to debate.

    I said it wasn't safe to allow food to touch the sides of the inside of an MES.

    You corrected me, because your side walls are clean stainless steel.

    I apologize, because I didn't know that----So I'll change it to "My walls are not safe to allow my food to touch them".

    Bear
     
  8. brianlamb41

    brianlamb41 Fire Starter

    Someone woke up on the wrong side of the smoker.
     
  9. Where's the love?
     
  10. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I left that particular discussion.
     
  11. dgb1962

    dgb1962 Newbie

    I just order mine from Bass Pro.  It should be here in a couple of weeks.  I have an older 30" MES that really got me hooked.  I can't wait until gets here.
     
  12. I just saw that Cabelas is now selling the 40 with bluetooth on their website. It shows it in all black without a window and has Cabelas stamped on the front. Not sure if the lack of a window is a deal breaker. Any thoughts?
     
  13. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would prefer it without a window. The window adds nothing for the smoker but a huge heat leak. Makes the smoker work harder to hold temp, and what does a smoker need the window for anyway? The door should stay shut, there is nothing to see, you're not smoking to a done or color stage, we smoke to IT and you can't see an IT thru the window.

    Not to mention having to clean it! Nope, I would rather an insulated door.
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Matter of Opinion. I'm so used to my window I wouldn't want to go back to my first one without the Window.

    Never noticed any problem with excessive heat loss. Easy to clean if you don't let it go too long.

    All kinds of things I can see that I can't see without the Window----If some pieces are getting done quicker than others (Might need to rotate pieces), How many pellets are still in my AMNPS, if my smoke is just the way I like it, and other things.

    And I do smoke my Bacon to a Color change---Not IT.

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2015
  15. dgb1962

    dgb1962 Newbie

    I there are two differences in the Cabela's version vs the Masterbuilt labeled smoker sold by Bass Pro.  The are the same price, first difference is the window which you stated.  I call that a personal preference,  I don't care either way.  What swayed me get the Bass Pro offering was the second difference, the heating element.  The Cabelas model has an 800 watt element and the Masterbuilt sold at Bass Pro has a 1200 watt element.  Being a big 40" smoker I decided to go with the 1200 watt element.  In theory it should have an easier time keeping a constant temp. in colder weather. Since I liver at 6500 feet and smoke all year round it just made more sense.  

    When I was at Bass Pro last week they were doing 10% plus another 30% in rebates if you signed up for their credit card.  I didn't need another card so I did there 6 Pay plan which you can get if you order off the internet.  You have to ask for it when you order.

    I hope that helped. 
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If they're selling a 40" MES with an 800 watt element, I definitely would not want that one!!!

    Bear
     
  17. I didnt realize the Cabelas MES 40 had an 800 watt element. That is definitely a deal breaker. Guess I just assumed that it would have the same element as the Bass Pro model. Thanks DGB1962 for the info. Guess that makes the window or non-window a non issue.
     
  18. dgb1962

    dgb1962 Newbie

    Glad I could help.
     
  19. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You made the right choice. Please post your review after you've used it once or twice!
     
  20. Quote:

    Originally Posted by DGB1962  [​IMG]
     
    I there are two differences in the Cabela's version vs the Masterbuilt labeled smoker sold by Bass Pro.  The are the same price, first difference is the window which you stated.  I call that a personal preference,  I don't care either way.  What swayed me get the Bass Pro offering was the second difference, the heating element.  The Cabelas model has an 800 watt element and the Masterbuilt sold at Bass Pro has a 1200 watt element.  Being a big 40" smoker I decided to go with the 1200 watt element.  In theory it should have an easier time keeping a constant temp. in colder weather. Since I liver at 6500 feet and smoke all year round it just made more sense.  

    When I was at Bass Pro last week they were doing 10% plus another 30% in rebates if you signed up for their credit card.  I didn't need another card so I did there 6 Pay plan which you can get if you order off the internet.  You have to ask for it when you order.

    I hope that helped.  

    Actually the 800 watt is the 30 inch and the 1200 watt is the 40 inch.
     

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