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Masterbuilt gas smoker-does it use charcoal as well, and for what?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Element won't heat on Masterbuilt smoker

I called Masterbuilt and they said they no longer sell the elements. you have to buy the cabinet @ $189 for the 40" model. I decided to pull my element and see if i could find one that would work by going to an appliance repair parts store.

When i pulled the element, i found that the terminal that plugs into the element was burned/melted in two. i replaced the terminal end, pluygged it in and tis working fine.

to remove the element, you need to remove the element cover/chip loading chute first. its easy, 2 sheet metal screws and 2 nuts and 2 machine screws. one of the nuts/machine screws is a little hard to get back on when you reassemble but it can be done. after the cover is removed, you will see 3 screws where the element goes through the back wall. only removed the left and right ones. do not loolsen or remove thecenter one. after you remove the 2 screws, you can coax a small amount of the wire leads out into the open and you can inspect them to see if they are broken.

if the problem is truly a bad element, you will have to find an element somewhere. i cant help with this except to say that Masterbuilt customer service says they are negotiating with their supplier to see if they can sell the elements seperatly. they hope to have that resolved by summer.

hope this helps.

D Smith

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: do not have the manual for my smoker

If it looks like the one in the picture you put the fire in the firebox (smaller one) on the left. Best to use lump charcoal and keep the temp low for smoking, around 210 to 245F. Open the lid on the smoke stack all the way until you gain some experience. If you keep too much smoke in too long it will be bitter. Place the meat on the far right side of the main barrel. Go to www.smokingmeat.com and join for free. There is a bunch of us there who share smoking recipies and methods of smoking, sauces, rubs, etc. Slow cooking and low temp are the secrets to smoking meat.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Where to put the wood chips in my gas smoker

Yes soak in water for around 30 minutes.
If you dont soak them they will burn.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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SOURCE: My Masterbuilt electric smoker stopped heating will cooking

I just bought a new Masterbuilt Smoker by default two weeks ago I borrowed a friend’s to smoke about 30lb. of Salmon to then can. Ran the smoker every day for three day. ON my last batch the heating element would not work. Talk about Frustrated! The Smoker was only 2 yrs. old.

Knowing I borrowed I felt I had to replace. So online to Cabelas and I ordered my buddy a new smoker and had it shipped. I then found this website... GOT TO LOVE the internet. I saw many other people had the same problem. Found an Answer...

The Problem was one of the connector to the heating element was poor quality and if you don't clean your smoker on a regular basis. The heat and moister caused the small copper connector to corrode and the wire to come loose. I took a wood chisel and cut off all the rivets on the back. I was then able to pull the back off with no damage and access the small box in the lower back. I found the connector. Went to the hardware store and bought a replacement for .75 cents. A pair of wire crimpers and the problem was fixed. I also bought ½ inch Sheet metal screws to secure the back it was good as new. So I returned the smoker to my buddy and kept the new one. When it arrived I saw Masterbuilt has since fixed the problem and provided an access panel to the element and connectors.

Mike in Alaska

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Posted on Jul 03, 2010

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SOURCE: can you buy a replacement heating element

Hi,
Here is a pdf of the smoker book and on page 4 there is a parts list with the cust. service number to order replacement parts...there is an element kit listed there, that is what you need.


http://www.masterbuilt.com/pdf/manuals/Smokehouse%20models%2020070206,%2020070106.pdf

heatman101

Posted on Jul 25, 2010

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Can we use lava rocks instead of charcoal !


In as much as this smoker uses an electrical element to ignite the charcoal, using lava rock instead would not be an option. As, lava rock doesn't ignite, nor burn. However, if you are dissatisfied with using regular charcoal briquets, switch to all natural lump charcoal. It ignites faster and creates a better smokey flavor than factory made briquets.

Hope this helps you.

Jul 12, 2011 | Masterbuilt Triple Crown - GMDES...

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What kind of charcol do we use for this item


Brandi, Electric Smokers do not use charcoal at all. Only wood chips. The electric heating element produces the heat. Smoking is a low temperature slow process. When mastered it can produce some fantastic food.
In case you have misplaced your Owner's Manual, I have included a link to it that you can download and print for future reference. In addition to the assembly instructions, it will walk you the process of curing the new smoker and how to smoke different foods.

http://www.masterbuilt.com/pdf/manuals/07092010%2020070910%20Manual.pdf


Hope this helped you. Enjoy your smoker!

Jul 08, 2011 | Masterbuilt 20070106 Electric Smoker

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Recently purchased a Masterbuilt Vertical Gas Smokehouse LP Smoker #15888 from a Sears going out of business, they did not provide instructions on how to use


Are you certain of the Model Number you furnished? As it does not match any of the Masterbuilt Smokers (Electric, Charcoal or Gas) in my current, up to date, data base.

Please advise. Thanks.

May 05, 2011 | Grilling

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I have purchased model #20050611. Can I smoke with wood chunks only and not use charcoal? Do I put the pre-soaked wood in the flame disk bowl or the water bowl? I am used to a double barrel wood smoker...


Wood only. No Charcoal. If you're using wood chips - soak them first. No sure wood chunks will work, as they will have a tendency to flare up & burn rather than smoke.

The presoaked wood chips go in the flame disc bowl, below the water bowl. The water bowl goes on the first shelf bracket from the bottom up.

I was going to send you a copy of your Owners Manual, but the Model Number you listed does not match up with any Masterbuilt Smokers?

Enjoy your smoker,

Apr 21, 2011 | Masterbuilt 20050106 Propane Smoker

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Exactly how does the charcol come into play not exactly sure where to place it.


Debbie, unless you listed the wrong model number for your Masterbuilt Electric Smoker ... Electric Smokers don't use charcoal at all. They use wood chips, that are placed on the wood chip tray, just above the burner. The smoldering wood chips generate the smoke.

In case you've misplaced your Owners Manual. Here's a link to it that you can download and print for future reference. http://www.masterbuilt.com/pdf/manuals/07092010%2020070910%20Manual.pdf

Hope this helps you to enjoy your smoker.

Apr 16, 2011 | Masterbuilt 20070106 Electric Smoker

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I have a masterbilt propane smoker with no decent instructions. Do I still have to use charcoal?


No, no charcoal is necessary. If you used charcoal, you'd go from low and slow smoking, to high and fast grilling. That's not something you want or can do with a propane smoker. For more information and recipes go to www.masterbuilt.com

Mar 20, 2011 | Masterbuilt 20050106 Propane Smoker

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Does this require charcoal? Can you use charcoal if not required


Normally,it's not recommended, as it can get to hot and burn out the bottom of the pan. Use chunks of wood designed for smoking instead. They'll burn longer and temp is easier to control.

Feb 20, 2011 | Masterbuilt 20050106 Propane Smoker

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There was no users manual with the smoker. do i use charcoal or lava rocks and where do i put them


Hi,

I have used a number of propane smokers and your propane burner will be located at the bottom of the smoker cabinet and you should have a wood / charcoal box above that in which you can place your charcoal or wood.

I have attached a picture that shows the wood / charcoal box. It's not the same smoker but it will give you an idea.




Hope this helps.

Cheers,

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Nov 25, 2010 | Masterbuilt 20050106 Propane Smoker

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Triple Crown Replacement Parts


Were you able to find a location for replacement parts....?

I am looking for the same thing.

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