What is up with the MBS 40? Getting hard to find.

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by bilder, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. cxthree

    cxthree Newbie

    The instructions say 100 feet for the remote.  I will test it out tomorrow morning though.

    The top and sides are black.  i just added a pic to my previous post to show the smoker and the stuff they had in the window unit. 

    Can you give me a referenc of what would be considered small and large for the tray?  I can measure it if that will help?
  2. texacajun

    texacajun Meat Mopper

    Here is a pic of the different woodchip trays.

  3. cxthree

    cxthree Newbie

    Here you go.

  4. cxthree

    cxthree Newbie

    I posted 3 pics, but got a message about the message being held up since I was new.  The ones I got are like the smaller ones you posted.  The manual says they hold 1 cup of chips.
  5. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    Saw the new one tonight at the Sam's in Murfreesboro, TN.  I thought I was gonna scoop it but I haven't been on here in a few days, been busy moving..

    I'm working on excuses to go get the new one.  So far I have:

    1.  I only paid $100 for the 40" I have.

    2.  I can do twice as much jerky (or anything else) at a time with 2 of them.
  6. texacajun

    texacajun Meat Mopper

    Thanks for the Pictures. Yep one cup should do you. Some people on this forum think the small one works great. I have no experiance with the small one. But Deltadude like his smaller woodchip tray. There has been some complaints about lack of smoke on the smaller chip tray versions. So masterbuilt made a woodchip retro kit to fix these issues.

    Know all you have to do is season your smoker and your ready to go. Let us know what you think of the remote control. I wish i had one for mine.
  7. cxthree

    cxthree Newbie

    Will do.  I am going to season it tomorrow.  I just read the manual and it looks pretty simple to put together so I will knock it out in the am and then set it up to season.  Ribs this weekend for sure.  :)
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Now I don't feel as bad for laying out the extra money for the one at Cabela's. I would still probably buy the one at Sam's (better deal), but at least I'm getting something with the extra cash. The customer service lady at Masterbuilt said ALL of the new MES 40s with wheels were ALL stainless. Doesn't look like she got that one right.

       The problem with the half drawer is that with it seems to always come with the extra piece of metal between the element & the chip drawer. My son said the one I'm probably going to get has that too. That would really bother me, if it wasn't for the AMNS!

    Thanks for getting back to us on this!

    Have fun with your new toy!

  9. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not available at my local Cabelas in Minnesota.

    I looked closer at the pic of the remote, and it does not say it reads the "Meat Temp", just "Smoker Temp".

    CxThree.   Give us some details as to what the remote really does and reads....Please?


  10. texacajun

    texacajun Meat Mopper

    From the pictures of the remote i saw (pictured below) there is a meat probe button on the bottom left side of the controller.

    This is more than likely pushed to show the meat probe temp.

  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    What Texacajun said, plus:

    If you click on the pic that CxThree posted, it will zoom in, and you can see on the "remote" description part at the bottom---Under "Monitors & Controls", It says "Desired Doneness".

    Last edited: Oct 26, 2010
  12. texacajun

    texacajun Meat Mopper

    I think all the customer service representatives at Masterbuilt are playing catchup with the specks of the new model.

    The picture on Cabelas web site even show the model with wheels has black sides. Mabe she thought that you meant do they all have stainless steel doors. From what i can tell the only one that is all stainless is the 40'' at Cabelas so far model 20070311.
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL----Here's what I was thinking:

    I specified all of the inside, outside walls, door, and top, but I might have called right after you did, and you said you had her shook up. [​IMG]

    I should be there within the next 2 hours, so hopefully they won't be out of them by then. If they are, I might have to steal one of their stuffed Bears!
  14. texacajun

    texacajun Meat Mopper


    Well you could tell them you doing free advertising on the Internet for them and see what that gets you. Due to the fact that in this post alone we have mentioned Cabela's over a dozen times.

    Don't know if they will throw a stuff bear in for that. [​IMG]
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I doubt it, because the ones I meant are worth many thousands ($). The taxidermist type of stuffed bears. [​IMG]

    Their collection is amazing!

    I got mine---All Stainless. Hopefully I can get to the assembling tomorrow. Then maybe some pics.
  16. texacajun

    texacajun Meat Mopper

    Glad you got one. Smoker that is. Do you think one of those bears would fit in the bed of a pickup truck so you could have taken it home. I bet you would have gotten the looks driving home hauling one like that. I hope to see more on your smoker soon.
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---Would never fit in mine! My bed's only about 8' 3".

    Their polar bears must be about 9' to the top of the head (standing)!

    LOL---When I was still carving, I did a couple of Black Bear Cubs, sitting like Buddha.

    I took one with me to the coffee shop, sitting in my Ram's passenger side. I even put the seat belt on him, in case I had to stop fast.

    You should have seen the looks I (He) got then! His head was just high enough to be seen through the passenger window!

    Awesome animals there! Great place to take kids!

    I think it's my kid's second home, and he's 38 years old!!![​IMG]

    Only 30 miles from my driveway!

  18. dairyman

    dairyman Fire Starter

    See what you guys started. I went to Sam's club today and picked one up.  Put it all together and it's seasoning right now. I also ordered an amns. Hopefully it will be here by this weekend. This thing looks like a Cadillac compared to my ecb. It's 72* outside and it took 24 minutes to get to 275*. I can't believe how small the wood chip tray is. Hopefully I'll have some good Q views this weekend.

  19. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Scott,

    Your AMNS went out today and should take 2-3 days.

    I'm going crazy trying to find the new model up here in Minnesota!!

  20. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I ordered one from Cabella's today, and just got an email saying it was on back order. [​IMG]

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