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Masterbuilt Masterbuilt™ Sportsman Elite® Series Extra Wide Propane Smoker

Big capacity propane smoker1333 square inches of cooking space over four oversized cooking racksHeavy-duty powder coated construction with wide stance leg pattern for stability15,400 BTU stainless steel burnerAdjustable gas control and full range thermometer in door for great cooking controlPatented flame disk bowlSpecially designed porcelain water bowlLocking, full size door5.14 cubic feet of smoking spacePush button ignitionBuilt big and built to last, the Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite Extra Wide Propane Smoker gives serious outdoor chefs the performance and space they want to deliver juicy, tender meat time after time. This heavy duty propane smoker features a potent, 15,400 BTU stainless steel burner and heavy duty powder coated construction to deliver juicy and tender smoked food for years. With 1333 square inches of cooking space over the smoker's four oversized chrome-plated steel cooking racks, this smoker makes it easy to handle extra large crowds! The adjustable gas control and full range thermometer built into the smoker's door lets you monitor and maintain even temperatures for perfect slow smoking. Patented flame disk bowl and specially designed porcelain water bowl help ensure juicy and tender meat time after time. The full-size door provides easy access to add wood or water or checking meat while cooking and locks for an improved seal, keeping smoke and heat in around the food. Cool touch wire door handle. Cooker features a wide stance leg pattern for stability. Dimensions: 29.3''L x 22.4''W x 43.4''H. Smoking chamber dimensions: 23.36''W x 15.75''D x 35.76''H.  5.14 cubic feet of smoking space. Quick and easy push button ignition. Weight: 79.8 lbs.Manufacturer model #: 20051313.
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Questions & Answers for Masterbuilt Masterbuilt™ Sportsman Elite® Series Extra Wide Propane Smoker

Question

Does this item come with a cover?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Smooookeeee
on Masterbuilt™ Sportsman Elite® Series Extra Wide Propane Smoker
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
nope ...but I used my old Barbeque cover and it works great
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
Carlmartin
answer 2
It did not come with a cover
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
0311GruntUSMC
 - Pennsylvania
answer 3
No
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
bartlett
 - Red Deer, Alberta
answer 4
As of 12/21/2010 it did not
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
thetabors
 - Lincolnton NC
answer 5
No cover, but thanks for giving my wife an idea for my birthday present.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
UncleLarry
 - Santa Paula, CA
answer 6
no cover
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
rburc
 - mid missouri
answer 7
NO. IT DOES NOT.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
MOUNTAINSR4LIVIN
 - COLORADO
answer 8
No and they don't make one for it either. It looks cheesy with a tarp wrapped around it!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
hmmmm
 - Mid Atlantic
answer 9
No and BassPro or Masterbuilt does not offer one because of it being an Extra Wide Smoker
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
SmokeFish
 - Tampa, Florida
answer 10
No cover included. I purchased a 40" Masterbuilt smoker cover, but does not fit.

Currently put a heavy duty garbage bag over mine until I find a more suitable cover.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Chowman
 - Medicine Hat, AB, Canada
answer 11
It does not
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
WhiteLeroy
 - North Florida
Question

Manual / Instructions

Where do you put the wood chips in this smoker ? Does it come with a wood tray I only see the flame protector and a water bowl.

The assembly paperwork is there but no other instructions or manual. Was there supposed to be another manual in the box
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
lywest
 - Mississippi
on Masterbuilt™ Sportsman Elite® Series Extra Wide Propane Smoker
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
There is 2 instructions booklet in the box. One for the assembly and the other one for how it works with a couple of recipes in the last pages. There is a plate with steel legs welded under to use as the wood chip pan. about 10-12 inches large. Place it right over the burner unit.
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Patternlover
 - Quebec
answer 2
The flame protector is the the pan that holds the wood. However, purchase a 8" iron skillet to put your wood in and set it on the flame protector. This way the wood will not catch on fire and still smoke up a storm.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
mackvet
answer 3
I used a large cast skillet and put it on the flame protecter ...worked for me...
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
Carlmartin
answer 4
Ok. Here is the best modification we got advise for this unit and it works AWESOME.....
First, get a large gas top stove grate to put over the round part in the bottom of the smoker where the propane will flame up. Ours fits snug.
Next, get a large cast iron pan (old one so don't use a good seasoned one that you want to reuse again) and place on top of the grate to use as your chip holder. Put soaked chips or chunks directly in the cast iron pan. **NOTE** when the door is open you are supplying oxygen to the wood so it can flame up....no worries...when you close the door it will go out.
Lastly, we bought a standard LARGE baking pan (not foil) to place over the rack that holds the water pan. It catches the majority of the drippings and allows you to put more water in the box so you only have to open about ever hour and a half.

Hope this helps!!! We LOVE OURS!!!!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Purplepanties
 - Milledgeville
answer 5
Yes there is a tray. The only thing you need is chips, and a propane tank.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
bartlett
 - Red Deer, Alberta
answer 6
The chips or chunks go under the water bowl in the flame pan.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
UncleLarry
 - Santa Paula, CA
answer 7
i put the wood chunks in the flame protector
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
rburc
 - mid missouri
answer 8
I have the same issue. I;ve called, emailed and facebook'd masterbuilt and no response from any of them. Very poor customer service!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
hmmmm
 - Mid Atlantic
answer 9
I tried using the flame protector as the wood tray and the thing caught fire. I ended up using a cast iron skillet covered with perforated foil (be careful, if you cover the entire flame protector with the skillet it will smother the flame).
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Nekmor
 - Glendale CA
answer 10
Wood chips go in the flame tray that is provided. It's the pocelaine coated tray with the slots in them. I would recommend wood chunks over chips. Chips don't last as long and everytime the door is opened you have to empty the tray and add new. This causes temp to fall dramatically.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Chowman
 - Medicine Hat, AB, Canada
answer 11
Buy a small smoker box. Place on flame difuser. Soak chips 30 min.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
AceDElectrical
 - Queensbury, NY
Question

Is this cast iron or some type of metal smoker?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Shopping
on Masterbuilt™ Sportsman Elite® Series Extra Wide Propane Smoker
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's made from steel. I would say 16 or 18 gauge standard steel with a real tough paint coating. The kind of paint that won't peel off or scratch easily.
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Patternlover
 - Quebec
answer 2
Not cast but it is metal looks like a stainless metal that they use in exhaust hood fans in restaurants..and its all welded no screws
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
Carlmartin
answer 3
It is not cast iron
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
0311GruntUSMC
 - Pennsylvania
answer 4
some type of metal
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Harpos
 - Simi Valley,CA
answer 5
Sheet metal
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Timmyfred
 - Lockport, New York
answer 6
Looks like painted or powder coated sheet metal on exterior only. Bare metal on inside.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
bartlett
 - Red Deer, Alberta
answer 7
It's steel with a high temp coating. Racks are chrome plated and the smoking rack/pans are porcelain enamel coated.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
UncleLarry
 - Santa Paula, CA
answer 8
metal
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
rburc
 - mid missouri
answer 9
metal, not castiron
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
EZone
answer 10
Metal Smoker
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
SmokeFish
 - Tampa, Florida
answer 11
Not cast iron. But steel, I move mine
in and out to use it. That way it does
not rust. I take all the trays out that
are not being used so that they dont
have to be cleaned as often. Still
looks like new, only had it a month
used it a lot, with great cooking
On thick meat I use a meat therometer.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
2Arrow
 - Texas
Question

does this come with a propane tank

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
by
rberry
on Masterbuilt™ Sportsman Elite® Series Extra Wide Propane Smoker
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
No
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Patternlover
 - Quebec
answer 2
No
answered 3 years ago
by
OldTex
 - California
answer 3
No it does not.
answered 3 years ago
by
Jml3
 - Wakefield, RI
answer 4
No
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
Carlmartin
answer 5
No this smoker does not come with a propane tank.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
0311GruntUSMC
 - Pennsylvania
answer 6
NO
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Harpos
 - Simi Valley,CA
answer 7
No. You will have to use your own.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
SmokinBill
 - High Rolls, NM
answer 8
No
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
bartlett
 - Red Deer, Alberta
answer 9
As of 12/21/2010 it does not. We purchased that date
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
thetabors
 - Lincolnton NC
answer 10
No, you'll need to supply the tank.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
UncleLarry
 - Santa Paula, CA
answer 11
no
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
rburc
 - mid missouri
Question

Can it be left outside, how easy to move?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
by
CheetahMike
 - Texas Gulf Coast
on Masterbuilt™ Sportsman Elite® Series Extra Wide Propane Smoker
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
anything left outside will rust eventually. a cover will help but rust is a given. I installed a couple lawn mower wheels to facilitate movement and store in garage or shed.. wheels can be purchased at sears or tractor supply. requires drilling two holes and bolts as axles.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
bill81
 - FL
answer 2
Yes it can stay outside. I bought a cover for it and I also installed 2 wheels on it so I can wheel it around. I drilled 2 holes on the side and put a long shaft through it and 2 tires. I put a 2x4 at the other end to make it level it.
Got to get back to my chicken I'm smoking now
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
Smokentom
 - Cucamonga Ca.
answer 3
It can be left outside, but probably best if covered. I can pick up by myself, but prefer assistance if moving it a great distance.. It probably weighs about 70 pounds.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
Texasroadrunner
 - Mexia, TX
answer 4
Hard to move, I don't leave mine outside at all.....

Yeah, I treat it better than my car....it's your smoker man....don't leave it outside for someone to take it...
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Wick942
 - Charlotte, NC
answer 5
i left it outside and bought a tarp and bungee cord took care of it.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
bryantstc
 - harlingen tx
answer 6
Short answer, yes, but cover it and clean it after every use. It is a bit bulky but I was able to move it a short distance without too much difficulty.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
rico95
 - Richmond, VA
answer 7
We leave ours outside. It has handles on each side and can easily be moved by 2 people. It think it's 110lbs
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
PaulaJ
 - Lethbridge, AB, Canda
answer 8
Buy a cover and get a 2 wheel dolly to move the unit. Just make sure the smoker is cool before you put the cover on.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Goodtime
 - Texas
answer 9
I do but I use an old grill cover to lay on top when not in use
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
cornsnake
 - virginia
answer 10
Yes, this is an Outdoor Grill and can be left out when not in use. In addition, you might cover the smoker with a tarp or cover when not in. The shipping weight is 84 pounds so it might not be too easy to move. Thanks
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - Springfield, MO
Question

What are the racks made of? Chrome or stainless?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Marjean
on Masterbuilt™ Sportsman Elite® Series Extra Wide Propane Smoker
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would say stainless. I did cleaned mine and they were real heavy.
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Patternlover
 - Quebec
answer 2
The racks are chrome
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
mackvet
answer 3
They look to chrome
answered 3 years ago
by
Jml3
 - Wakefield, RI
answer 4
chrome
answered 3 years ago
by
winterhawkhockey
 - Albany oregon
answer 5
Chrome
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
superlow
 - southern california
answer 6
chrome plated steel
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
Carlmartin
answer 7
Stainless
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
4810FRY
 - Avon Lake, Ohio
answer 8
Chrome
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
SmokinBill
 - High Rolls, NM
answer 9
I've had one of these... it is a combination of painted & plated metals.

I burned one of these up (though I am a POWER) user. Just got a TEX 1400, 100% Stainless Steel, that is by far the best smoker that I have EVER owned!

Shop around to find a lower price then get BassPro Shops to price match! I saved $150 + some sales tax!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
PaoloB
 - the Land of "Nuts & Fruits" (California)
Question

does this unit come with a drip pan? thanks

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
by
doug123456
 - usa
on Masterbuilt™ Sportsman Elite® Series Extra Wide Propane Smoker
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It comes with a water bowl. It is rather small, in my opinion. But, does a good job. However, if you fill the rack with meat the bowl does not catch all the drippings. I think you could put heavy duty aluminum foil in the bottom to catch this. I am going to try this the next time I use it because I am already getting a buildup in the bottom off the smoker after only 3 uses.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
Texasroadrunner
 - Mexia, TX
answer 2
The whole bottom of the smoker is the drip pan.

Best to cover the bottom with foil, and take it out after a smoke....

Don't cover the flame :)
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Wick942
 - Charlotte, NC
answer 3
There is a tiny cup than dangles underneath the smoker, fills up with condensation rapidly, and must be watched closely. Recommend you ditch the cup and put an empty can under the drip hole.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
teelsd
 - New Hampshire
answer 4
Yes.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
ILBigBuckHunter
answer 5
No the water pan collects some drippings but not all,
answered 2 years ago
by
crackerssouth
 - Fenelon Falls, ON
answer 6
YES, AND IF YOU PUT FRESH HERBS, LIKE ROSEMARY, IN THE DRIP PAN WHILE SMOKING YOU WILL STEAM THE ESSENTIAL OILS AND FLAVOR THE MEAT.
answered 2 years ago
by
Mojomike
 - central fla.
answer 7
no
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
bryantstc
answer 8
This unit comes with a grease cup to collect grease run-off.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
BPSResource4
 - Springfield, MO
Question

Where do you put the wood chips? Soak them? Put them in foil? Manual is silent on this.

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
by
JasJ
on Masterbuilt™ Sportsman Elite® Series Extra Wide Propane Smoker
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I bought a cast iron skillet that sits on top of the chip pan. The Chip pan it comes with has holes that tend to catch the chips on fire. Don't bother with soaking your chips, all that does is increase the time it takes for them to start smoking. Pack your skillet with chips and it's good for a few hours of smoking. Use extra caution when emptying that sucker, cause it get's HOT. A cast iron skillet is also good for controlling the heat when you open the door, it will bring it back up to temperature back up faster.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Beerslayer
 - Kentucky
answer 2
soak chips them place in pan just above burner. watch your gas as I smoke fish on lowest setting
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
bill81
 - FL
answer 3
I put dry wood chips straight into the wood chip pan. I have never soaked my wood chips.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
Texasroadrunner
 - Mexia, TX
answer 4
Soak them for 30 mins....

Place big 4 spoonfuls into the pan, every 1 hour when you spray the meat with water and fill the water tray with more water. Less chips is better....not the whole bag :)

It is easier to place aluminum foil in the water bowl, and place a claen sheet of foil on the bottome of the grill for easy clean up...
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Wick942
 - Charlotte, NC
answer 5
there is a pan included for the wood chips, i replaced it with a cast iron skillet. it goes on top of the fire box. I soak my chips for several hours before using. no foil for chips.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Rikker5700
 - Denver Colorado
answer 6
Soak for 1/2 hour and dump into the pan at bottom of smoker. Yes, there are holes in the pan. No, it isn't cool. I tried placing a cast iron skillet over the chip pan but it didn't get hot enough to ignite the pellets.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
teelsd
 - New Hampshire
answer 7
There is a bowl directly above the burner for wood chips.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
CaptnJohn
 - Florida
answer 8
No need to soak the chips, but you can if you'd like. You place them on the inside around the drip pan at the bottom.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
Fch619
Question

Cold weather operation

I live in ON, Canada and like to smoke when the temperature is in the 20's (F). Do you think I could hold 300 degrees (turkey) in that much cold?
I can deal with the mods to the chip pan, water pan, thermometer and door seal.
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Sammyhammer
 - Port Elgin, ON
on Masterbuilt™ Sportsman Elite® Series Extra Wide Propane Smoker
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
20's... with no wind, you could probably keep a constant temp of 250....which would be your lowest you would need to smoke in the winter....
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Wick942
 - Charlotte, NC
answer 2
I smoke all year around, live in Denver. I can hold 300 if the wind isn't too bad even colder than 20 out. It takes a while to reheat each time the door is opened.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Rikker5700
 - Denver Colorado
answer 3
Consider investing in a welder's blanket
answered 2 years ago
by
crackerssouth
 - Fenelon Falls, ON
answer 4
if you add some cement board either inside it or to the outside, yes, that temp should be easy to reach
answered 2 years ago
by
53rdcard
 - lenoir city, tn
answer 5
THis is solid, but at that low temp you would need to insulate with blankets or even rigid insulation. Again, any no insulated smoker would need to be insulated. Great product otherwise....
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Hibb91
answer 6
I live in quebec and I smoked a lot of things this winter even during very cold days. I can assure you it will be an easy job for this bad boy to heat at 300. At minus 20 celsius, a quarter turn of the heat control and I was able to cook at 225-250....a charm!
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answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Patternlover
 - Quebec
answer 7
The only regulation in the owner manual is if the outside temperature is cooler than 65 F (18 C) and/or altitude is above 3,500 feet (1067m) additional cooking time may be required. You might encounter when smoking meat in the cold of winter is that you will need to add more heat to the smoker. Thanks
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - springfield, mo
Question

Cleaning?

What is the best way to clean this smoker after a long day of smoking? Can I add a drip pan and where should it be placed?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
by
indypink
 - san jose, ca
on Masterbuilt™ Sportsman Elite® Series Extra Wide Propane Smoker
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
should have received small cup size drip panwith unit. I put tinfoil on bottom of unit for easy clean up. empty water pan , clean out chip pan, wipe any peces of meat off grills, leave the rest alone it will add flavor as it ages.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
bill81
 - FL
answer 2
I clean my grills with soap and water. They cleaned up fine.

Mine came with a water pan that goes on a rack at the bottom, just over the wood chip pan. I suppose you could line the bottom with heavy duty aluminum foil. But, I just let mine drip and burn.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
Texasroadrunner
 - Mexia, TX
answer 3
lots of hot water, and I use my pressure washer on low pressure. just use ivory dish soap and a large nylon scrub brush.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Rikker5700
 - Denver Colorado
answer 4
The water bowl served well as a drip pan while I was smoking a 14 lb turkey and the rack and water bowl were the only things that required cleaning when I was done. They are both removable and relatively easy to clean.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
CaptnJohn
 - Florida
answer 5
I never clean the inside of the smoke...I only clean the racks.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
by
ILBigBuckHunter
answer 6
It will solve 2 problems @ once if you will replace the current water pan with one,(or two), that is larger. Even if it is two cake pans.
answered 2 years ago
by
lostcause
answer 7
Oven cleaner on racks, let sit about ten minutes and rinse, done.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
Matthew72
 - Louisiana
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