new to electric smokers

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by tropics, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hello I just started using an electric smoker, last year it was a cheap one that burnt out already. I love smoking meat, fish, turkey.

    Located in NJ

    I just picked up a new MES40
     
  2. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Do some research on the new MES 40's using the search bar.....maybe you can still take it back for a refund.....my opinion only, Willie
     
  3. mtm29575

    mtm29575 Smoke Blower

    I have the MES40 gen 2, which gets a lot of flak from people, but I've had great success from mine, and I am very pleased with it. That being said, there is a learning curve to get the hang of it, and learn its quirks, but once I figured it out, and learned from other MES users, the techniques that work and don't work, I've had some great smokes. One thing I'd highly recommend for the MES, is using it with the AMNPS, and forget using wood chips. It will give you hours of TBS and save you heartaches from constantly feeding the wood chips and having too heavy smoke. You might want to consider joining the MES group, where you can search through and find lots of great tips.
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I can understand why it gets bashed. Seasoning chip tray went on fire, remote didn't work, next day the unit wouldn't come on. No big deal call MB they send me a new control unit , remote and a new chip tray with loader.

    New remote doesn't sync. so they send me a new control w/remote synced.

    the AMNPS I was told about a while back so I have that.

    Testing it tomorrow with mac and cheese.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. mtm29575

    mtm29575 Smoke Blower

    Yeah, luckily, MB has some pretty good customer service. But with the problems they have had, I guess they have to...lol....
     
  6. Hello and welcome from East Texas, lots of MES 40 smokers on here

    Gary S
     

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