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Masterbuilt Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite 40" Electric Smokehouse with Viewing Window

Updated for easier smoking the Masterbuilt™ Sportsman Elite® Electric Smokehouse now features an easy-to-read blue LED display and a built-in viewing window. Thermostat temperature controls ensure even cooking temperatures up to 275°F. Smoker includes a wireless remote that controls temperature, time, internal light, ON/OFF, and monitors meat temperature from up to 100' away. Meat probe thermometer works with the remote, allowing you to stay inside while monitoring and adjusting the smoker outside! 1200 watt element. 40" smoker has four racks and also comes with wheels, handle, and a removable drip pan. Cooking capacity: 973 square inches. Dimensions: 19.6"L x 25.73"W x 40.1"H. Weight: 72 lbs. Manufacturer model #: 20073012. Features an easy-to-read blue LED display Built-in viewing window Thermostat temperature controls Wireless remote that controls temperature and time Internal light, ON/OFF Removable drip pan Built-in meat thermometer Masterbuilt Protective Cover for 40'' Smokers sold separately and can be found through item search for number 1613869
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Does this use wood chips, discs, etc?

Is the wood automatically fed?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
on Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite 40" Electric Smokehouse with Viewing Window
10 answers
answer 1
Thank you for your interest in the Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite 40" Electric Smokehouse with Viewing Window. We recommend using dry wood chips with this unit. The unit comes with a wood chip loader which allows you to manually add a half of cups of wood chips into the side of the smoker which drop into the wood chip tray. Using the wood chip loader allows you to add wood chips into the smoker without having to open the door.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Masterbuilt Tech Support
answer 2
It is recommended you use wood chips, not chunks or discs. You load small amounts each time but they virtually disappear into nothing because they are combusted so efficiently.
answered 8 months ago
 - Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
answer 3
I used the small pellets and it put out plenty of smoke and one bag filled the cup perfectly. I used just two small bags to smoke a 12 lb turkey and a 8.5 lb Boston Butt roast and they both had plenty of smoke. It's recommended to do your smoking in the early stages of cooking.
I can't rule out the chips because I haven't tried them yet. I'm sorry this
probably doesn't answer your question.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
 - Pierre Part, La (Swamp People)
answer 4
You can use wood chips of your choice. You're not restricted to using the manufacturers product like the disc smokers. The chips are added manually by the user. However, it is a small tray on the side of the smoker that can be accessed easily while the smoker is running without letting the heat/smoke escape.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
 - Iowa/Nebraska
answer 5
It uses wood chips. It does not auto feed.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
 - South Bend, IN
answer 6
wood chips
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
 - Mississippi
answer 7
Wood chips wet OR dry, and you have to add them once an hour, easy to load on the side.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
answer 8
Yes, dry or soaked in water for 15 min.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
 - Lakeside, Ca
answer 9
this smoker uses wood is not automatically feed. wood chip tray on side of smoker never need to open door to load chips.does not use coal as stated by someone else. i own this unit it is very good and stable smoker. takes about a handful of wood chips to burn about 1 hour.
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answered 3 years ago
 - greeneville, tn
answer 10
It uses wood chips and it doesn`t take very many. You put them in before you light the charcoal. You never touch the unit again until you take the meat out.
answered 3 years ago
 - Phoeniz, Az
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