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#5401701 - 11/05/14 08:22 PM electric smoker
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I really want to get a smoker for the house and would like to build a wood fired one but I just don't really have the time to set around and keep the fire going so I am looking at electric ones. I don't want something cheap that is only going to last a year or two but would rather spend some money and get a good one. What are your recommendations? and why do you like them?

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#5401731 - 11/05/14 08:31 PM Re: electric smoker [Re: wburke2010]
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Masterbuilt all the way. I have a 30 and the cold smoker unit. Love it! Its just too easy.


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#5402336 - 11/06/14 07:42 AM Re: electric smoker [Re: bigbob_ftw]
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Masterbuilt 40". I can smoke 2 100# pigs at a time, plus it has a built in meat temp probe.
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#5402482 - 11/06/14 08:52 AM Re: electric smoker [Re: wburke2010]
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Love my MES. You are going to hear that from almost everyone. They are great smokers. There are others but MES is great and has a huge fan base. You won't regret it. I wouldn't waste money on the glass door model. It will dirty up quickly and you won't be able to see inside anyway. I'd use the savings to invest in a double electronic thermometer for cabinet temp and meat temp. Wireless is great also.
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#5402538 - 11/06/14 09:10 AM Re: electric smoker [Re: wburke2010]
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I've had several electrics and have moved on to a propane unit with cast iron chip box.

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#5403196 - 11/06/14 01:11 PM Re: electric smoker [Re: wburke2010]
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Masterbuilt 40" I love it.

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#5406763 - 11/08/14 10:38 AM Re: electric smoker [Re: brushbuck]
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Originally Posted By: brushbuck
Masterbuilt 40" I love it.


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#5407049 - 11/08/14 02:44 PM Re: electric smoker [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Originally Posted By: brushbuck
Masterbuilt 40" I love it.


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How do they hold up. I have looked at one a cabelas and they seam cheap to me?

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#5407417 - 11/08/14 06:42 PM Re: electric smoker [Re: wburke2010]
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Best kept secret in Texas. Set it & forget it except for adding a few twigs every hour. Have not abused mine so can say how it has held up, but first time I used mine the nightly temp stayed below 30* all night, and the temp was constant on the Masterbuilt with a 20 mph wind blowing..
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#5407633 - 11/08/14 08:45 PM Re: electric smoker [Re: wburke2010]
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tag. No love for Bradley? Cook shack?

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#5407751 - 11/08/14 09:37 PM Re: electric smoker [Re: Boomer57]
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Originally Posted By: Boomer57
Masterbuilt 40". I can smoke 2 100# pigs at a time, plus it has a built in meat temp probe.
That is almost never accurate.
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#5407935 - 11/09/14 12:14 AM Re: electric smoker [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: Boomer57
Masterbuilt 40". I can smoke 2 100# pigs at a time, plus it has a built in meat temp probe.
That is almost never accurate.



The temp probe is not very accurate but the thermostat has worked well so far. I trust my older meat thermometer over the one with the smoker.
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#5407936 - 11/09/14 12:17 AM Re: electric smoker [Re: wburke2010]
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Ive got a bradley and a master built I have smoked meat in the bradley but pucks are high dollar I use the masterbuilt as a warmer in the bbq trailer. but most reliable is the masterbuilt and no high dollar pucks. 40 inch comes with a remote which I have never used but its there.Bayou bunch has one that is bigger but I could never get academy to get one in to look at.If you want to spend a couple grand cook shack would be my next choice.
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#5407940 - 11/09/14 12:20 AM Re: electric smoker [Re: kmon1]
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Ive tested mine with a calibrated thermometer and its with in 2 degrees so I run it 2 degrees higher. (masterbuilt)
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#5409220 - 11/09/14 06:49 PM Re: electric smoker [Re: wburke2010]
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My dad has a cookshack that is 12 years old and still works great. But at two grand I wanted to see if there was something else out there that was as good. The price really isn't the issue because I want to buy one that will last years like his has. I saw cabelas has a nice stainless model almost like the cook shack but I am not sure who makes it for them.

Walter

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