The Masterbuilt is a great cooking box but it doesn’t smoke
well. Most of the smoke you see is from burning drippings or
(Image of Masterbuilt
smoker with SmokePistol in place)
Here is the easy way to make your Masterbuilt
into a great smoker with controllable smoke.
Another benefit of attaching the SmokePistol to your smoker is that your smoker
will become a cold smoker as well as a hot smoker.
The first step is to get your SmokePistol and the mounting kit for the Masterbuilt
. First remove the wood chip cylinder from the side and the
wood chip pan from inside the smoker.
(Image wood chip pan for Masterbuilt
smoker is not necessary with the SmokePistol)
You can throw these parts away or put them in the garage until your wife throws them away this will happen.
There are 4 Phillips head screws holding in the heating element
cover in place. These need to be removed for just a
(Image inside Masterbuilt smoker)
Note the position of this because you will have to replace it. Lift and remove
the cover exposing the large hole in the side of the Masterbuilt
smoker. Insert the SmokePistol hole panel into this large hole
and align the 2 holes in a horizontal direction.
(Image Inside wall of Masterbuilt
smoker with SmokePistol cover plate in place)
Now replace the heating element cover, insert and tighten the 4 Phillips head screws.
Before tightening, check the outside of the smoker to make sure
that the two mounting holes are horizontal and toward the bottom. On the outside of the Masterbuilt smoker you will now mount the SmokePistol L shaped mounting bracket.
(Image SmokePistol cover plate on
side of Masterbuilt smoker)
With 2 sheet metal screws attach the L shaped
mounting bracket to the hole cover and check to make sure it is
(Image Masterbuilt smoker with
If it is not level just loosen the 2 Phillips head screws inside the Masterbuilt smoker wall slightly and rotate the L bracket to a level position before tightening the screws. Now set your SmokePistol on the L bracket and your Masterbuilt smoker is ready for smoking food the right way.
You are ready to check out our
Smoked Favorites section of
this web site. Try cold smoking your own
bacon. On the hot smoking side you might try
turkey or making
smoked nuts and then do some cold then hot
smoking to make a
great corned beef pastrami