Masterbuilt Cold Smoker Kit
Bought this for my Masterbuilt 30 Electric smoker .
This thing does what it is supposed to and more .I load it with a combination of broken up lump charcoal,wood chips ,split wood chunks and pellets too . No more worry about loosing smoke and running back and forth to the smoker . I have had it going for hours and only filled it half way . All I can say is that for the price it was a great addition to my smoking . Buy it if they have it in stock here .Price is the best you will find anywhere . They are on back order a lot .
June 14, 2013
Poor Design, Low Quality
The ONLY good thing about this unit is that it does enable one to smoke cheese. The smoke it produces is NOT cold smoke; but it's on the cool side of warm, so it works OK for the 1-2 hours that cheese needs.
It's also the ONLY way to get consistent fresh smoke into the main Masterbuilt smoker unit, which is a disaster in it's own right.
While it does produce reasonably cool smoke and burns the wood chips thoroughly, it's design also promotes a significant build-up of wood tars in the unit, most of which are very difficult to access and clean; and those tars, when warmed, will contribute to a bitterness in the smoke.
I have plenty of experience smoking meat and cooking with smoke; but this was my first experience with an electric unit . . . and it will be my last. I'm going back to a charcoal-fired barrel grill with an attached, offset smoke generator.
If you own a Masterbuilt digital electric smoker and like it, this would probably be a addition that you would like. As for me, it's just another piece of scrap metal like the main unit.
June 8, 2013
This unit generates more smoke than the smoker itself, especially when smoking at very low temps. It gives generous quantities of smoke using inexpensive chips. It's a great addition to a great smoker.
May 19, 2013
This attachment is a MUST HAVE if you have a Masterbuilt Smoker. You don't have to use expensive wood pucks like some of the other brands. Just use the el-cheapo wood chips all the stores carry and you are set for 4+hrs from my experience. It puts out GREAT smoke, not that the standard chip chute that comes with the smoker is bad. But this thing just puts out perfect smoke. Easy to clean and maintain. You can smoke at super low temps, for cheese or fish with NO trouble. It's amazing that such a cheap little attachment can change how you cook. A+++++ BUY IT!
March 5, 2013