Masterbuilt 30″ Smoker & Smoked Pork Tenderloin

I’ve been shopping for a smoker for over a year now, I wanted to build a nice smoke house in the back yard but ended up not having the space I wanted.

My budget for this was around 200 dollars, I looked at a few of the local shops and everything I saw was really thin walled and ran off propane or charcoal. Since it was my first smoker I wanted electric so I could control the heat.

Enter the Masterbuilt 30-inch black electric digital smoker, I got a deal off amazon for 170 dollars. When I opened the smoker for the first time I was amazed at the quality of the Masterbuilt. Everything was wrapped in foam, all the racks, pans & trays. I wish I would have taken a photo, I was to excited to unbox it.

Here are some shot of the first seasoning of the smoker with some whiskey chips (What I had on hand)

She seasoned up really well there is a nice thin layer of smoke on all the parts.

Today I did my first smoke, I got a pork tenderloin and marinated it for the last few days.

Marinade Pork Recipe

  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon brown  sugar
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 5 cloves of garlic


I used Cherry, Apple & Pecan Chips to smoke the tenderloin and some potatoes.

It turned out amazing, the smoke flavor was fantastic, the potatoes turned out well but I think I over salted them.

Smoked at 200° for around 3 hours, until the meat internal temp is 145 (medium)


Up next I think some brisket or ribs are in order, maybe some bacon wrapped steak tenerloins

2 comments on “Masterbuilt 30″ Smoker & Smoked Pork Tenderloin

  1. I’d be interested to know your thoughts on fewer wood chip variants – namely – do you actually notice Apple/cherry/pecan vs Apple/cherry vs Apple.

    Also, try Walnut…amaze balls

    • Funny you asked I didn’t notice the Apple and Pecan, the Cherry really popped for me. Well thats what my brain told me.

      Walnut, what type of meat goes with it?

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