Who's got two thumbs and a brand new MES 40??? THIS GUY!!!

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by bigfish98, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    YES!!  I am now the proud owner of a brand spanking new MES 40!!  And all I had to do was take my two boys, Jackson (3 and a half) and Jonathan (19 months) with me to Sams!!  Of course it took 4 times as long with those two rascals, but it was sooooooo worth it!  I can't wait to get to smoking.  I got it put together tonight, will be calling masterbuilt in the morning to get on the list for a retro fit chip box (I believe Al said they were on backorder), will be seasoning it tomorrow night and smoking by Wednesday or Thursday!!!!   The hole that was left when I sold my old smoker has finally been filled.  I am a very happy man!!    (oh and getting an AMNPS Soon!)



    The only two turkeys I won't be smoking in my new MES 40!!!

    Thanks for all the advice guys! 

  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice score Congrats !!!! Couple of fine boys you have there....
  3.  Bigfish, good score on the MES 40. I love mine, and the AMNPS makes it that much better.

     Those boys look pretty excited about it too.

  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks like you have a couple of happy campers there Bigfish!

    Congrats on the new smoker!
  5. Congrats on the new Smoker there Bigfish.

    Fine lookin' younguns you have there. OH and the only mod you will have to ever do on it is if

    you decide one day your gonna have to smoke one of them is a rod at the top so ya can hang em by their feet. JK

    Happy Smokin

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  6. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks guys!  The boys are pretty excited, but I'm not sure if it is because of the smoker or the fact that it is so bright and shiny!! 

  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats Bigfish!!!!

    As soon as I scrolled down to those cute little helpers of your's, I had to laugh.

    Those two just look like a regular riot !!!

    You gotta be having loads of fun with those two characters!!!!

    Thanks for showing !!!

  8. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic


    You should have seen it this morning. I put the smoker together after they went to bed last night, but it was still in the living room this morning. Jon Jon, my youngest, comes out of his bedroom had walks right up to it, points and says "THAT!" Which is what he says when he doesn't know what something is. I told him it was a smoker. He held both his hands up to it like it was christ itself and said in an amazed voice "MOKER!" I think we have a new generation of forum member on the way!

  9. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    HAHAHAHAAHAH can't wait for some qview!  Congrats on the new smoker!!!
  10. tjohnson

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

    Congrats on your new toy!!!

    First thing you need to do is cover the water pan and lower drip with foil

    Makes your MES much easier to clean


  11. nena

    nena Newbie

    I also have the 40.dont bother putting the drip pan in the back because you never have that much drippings due to the large water pan. However use that drip pan under the front door because it will leak.Had this prob.with my 30 and now the 40 even with adjusting the front door.If you feel that a pan is needed in the back of the unit just place a small aluminum dish.And remember do not and I repeat do not clean the interior of your smoker.Its ok to clean the racks and place foil in the water pan and the drip pan under the chip tray. Good luck and the larger chip pan will make a difference.
  12. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    If your half as happy as your boys... you are in good shape!
  13. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    I can hardly wait to get home so I can season the smoker. Why do I have to work? Oh yeah to buy things to smoke!
  14. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congratulatons on the 'New" toy, the little ones will enjoy helping Dad and Dad will enjoy having them to enjoy....

    Have fun and........
  15. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    The great thing about that unit is the outer cabinet does not get hot enough to burn little hands. They don't have to be kept away from the MES like they would coal or stick burner.

     The only part that gets hot is the chip chute.
  16. Great story. Can't wait to see some Q-View.
  17. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic


    As you can imagine that was a big reason I went with this smoker! I love my little helpers, but keeping them safe tires me out more than doing the smoking!

  18. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    Smoker is plugged in and burning off all the VOC's! 

  19. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bigfish enjoy it. it is a great smoker 

    and these two look like great kids 
  20. tailgate72

    tailgate72 Smoke Blower


    Just be careful of little hands on the glass. Glass can get a little warm.


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