New MES from Cabelas.

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by roggen, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Just picked up a 30 inch MES from Cabelas tonight. Decided it was time to upgrade from the Charbroil. Was great to learn on but I have been needing more! I may keep it around to make a secondary smoke generator for smoking cheese and such!

    Seasoning is going on now. Will try to get something to smoke in the morning!

  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congratulations on the new MES, don't forget to post lots of Qview pix...
  3. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love my MES , it is not quite set it and forget it but its close.
    and yep we expect some qview from you now. [​IMG]
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on your new MES, sounds like you'll be smokin' up a storm real soon. It's all good my friend.
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the new smoker now you have to try to ware it out. Smoke Smoke Smoke something.
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats on the new MES - the electric sure makes smoking easy
  7. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good choice! I love my MES! Many good smokes to come.
  8. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Congrats on the new MES, that's exactly what I use & besides a little repair work, it has been perfect & use it 2-3 times a week. SMOKE ON!
  9. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    I wanted to relate a different point of view, other than the "rah, rah, smoke on." I purchased my MES from Lowe's on June the 14th. Used about 5-6 times. The temp control went up to 300 by itself (unit not heating)so they sent me another temp control, which performed like the first one. I am getting a whole other unit sans shelves and water pan. So far, so good, but this unit was re-engineered two years ago, had a flare-up (fire danger) problem . I looked at a Cookshack, the best you can buy, but x3 $$ of the MES. So monitor it close. Lot of bad feedback about this unit, many have good experiences, many do not. Mostly associated with the wiring. Have got some good feedback form other owners, i.e. it isn't a junk unit, bear with it, etc. Check other blogs besides this one.
    I did a meticulous research of electric smokers regarding reliability, performance, etc, for six months. I really wasn't sure I needed one. Just wanted to smoke once in a while.
    So, it seems luck is the prevailing factor, not science. Good luck. I do not reccomend this unit.
  10. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats. I have mine 1 1/2 years and love it.
  11. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF, you have joined a pretty large family of MES owners here at SMF. Lots of great advice and help when you need it.[​IMG]
  12. mnbike

    mnbike Fire Starter

    Congrats on your purchase. I bought one myself a few months ago from Cabelas when they were on sale. I've smoked several different things and found it to work well. I think you'll it a blast to use
  13. nozzleman

    nozzleman Smoking Fanatic

    You will enjoy it, I have had mine about 6 months.

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