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The Masterbuilt is a great cooking box but it doesn’t smoke well. Most of the smoke you see is from burning drippings or steam.

Masterbuilt Smoker wood chip pan
(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)

Masterbuilt Smoker wood chip pan

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 minute.

(Image inside Masterbuilt smoker)

Masterbuilt Smoker heater cover

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)

Mounting the SmokePistol to a Masterbuilt Smoker

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)

Mounting the SmokePistol to a Masterbuilt Smoker

With 2 sheet metal screws attach the L shaped mounting bracket to the hole cover and check to make sure it is level.

(Image Masterbuilt smoker with SmokePistol bracket)

SmokePistol mounting bracket on Masterbuilt Smoker

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 Nova Salmon, smoked cheese or cold smoked bacon.  On the hot smoking side you might try smoking turkey or making smoked nuts and then do some cold then hot smoking to make a great corned beef pastrami

   Real smoked beef jerky   Smoked BBQ ribs    Maple smoked salmon   Apple smoked turkey   Smoked cheese   Smoked nuts  Smoked bacon

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