Masterbuilt Model 20077615

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by green1320, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. green1320

    green1320 Fire Starter

    Is anyone know anything about masterbuilts model # 20077615? sterbuilt is replacing my MES 30 gen 1 with this model. They stated it is a brand new unit they just released Dec 2014. Any information on this model will be appreciated. They stated it was not one of the new blue tooth units. I can not find any information on this model anywhere other that the manual they sent me on this unit model #.

  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have no idea on that, but with that model #, I would think it was a new Bluetooth Unit.

    The Bluetooth units were supposedly released in Dec, 2014.

    As for their saying it isn't one, I've gotten wrong info from their phone people before.

    Last edited: Jan 30, 2015
  3. I'm in the same boat as Bear. I'm not sure what it is.

    Happy smoken.

  4. green1320

    green1320 Fire Starter

        I agree Bearcarver and themule69, I can not find any info on this unit at all except for the info masterbuilt sent me. I have ask several times about the unit being a bluetooth model and several including the head of CS have assured me that it is not but is replacing the 2007??12 model.
  5. green1320

    green1320 Fire Starter

        Ok here is some pictures of the new model.

  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OK----I don't see any difference between that and the already existing Gen #2 MES units.

    If there is a difference it would be something you can't see, like new controls electronics.

  7. green1320

    green1320 Fire Starter

    Ok just had this unit delivered to me. The only difference i see is that the vent is on the top left of the unit instead of on the side. It does state that the unit is a new model release December 2014.
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Does it still have that slanted drip plate with the little water pan hanging from it, or does it have a bigger water pan in the middle near the bottom?

  9. green1320

    green1320 Fire Starter

    Here is a picture of the side of the box. I am not sure which it has.
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks to me like this is the same as the Gen #2, except they moved the top vent from the side to the top left corner.

    This was one of the recommendations I gave them, which is also in the new Gen #2.5, along with other of my recommendations like getting rid of the slanted drip plate with the little water pan, and getting more like the internal assembly that the Gen #1 has.

    However it looks like yours still has the slanted drip plate in it.

  11. Interesting. Why did you recommend getting rid of the  slanted drip tray? I've been thinking about getting a new MES and thought that was actually a nice feature, but now you've got me thinking.. Does it fill the water pan up too fast or cause some other kind of problem?
  12. Bear will probably be back to answer that for you. He has spent a lot of time with the MES and has smoked for years on one

  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That drip pan occupies much of the inside width & depth dimensions of the smoker. It is higher on the right than the left, to get the drips to run downhill to the little water pan hole. Because of these facts, the heat from the element (below) rises to the slanted drip plate and is pushed uphill to the right. Then it eventually seeps around the plate, but this rise to the right causes the right side of the smoker to be hotter than the left.

    If heat didn't rise, that slanted drip plate wouldn't be a problem, but we can't change that. That's why I recommended they eliminate it.

  14. Hadnt thought of that but makes sense. Thanks for the response
  15. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As far as I can tell this is the new Bluetooth model, either under the Masterbuilt nameplate of the Sportsmans Elite model. It's the only one that was released in 12/14.
  16. green1320

    green1320 Fire Starter

    This model is not one of the new Bluetooth models. After speaking with them I learned that they came out with a new 30 and 40 non Bluetooth model as well in 12-14. This model I received is not a Bluetooth model.
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No--Not the Bluetooth model:

    The one "Green" showed in post #9 is not the Bluetooth model. It looks to be some type of hybrid of the Gen #2. It has the small water pan and the unshielded controls like the Gen #2, yet it has the top vent on the top left like the Bluetooth model, instead of on the left side like the Gen #2.

  18. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was just going off the Masterbuilt website. That thing is horribly designed. From the website it appeared only the Bluetooth models were released last December. There's essential product info they intentionally omit for reasons unknown.
  19. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was mistaken because the Masterbuilt website is not well-designed and that's where I was getting my new model release info.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2015
  20. green1320

    green1320 Fire Starter

    Actually I like this model better than the Gen 1 I had. It heats more consistent and the temp is closer to the set temp of the unit. The temp measured at each rack with my maverick is closer in temp than my Gen 1. So far so good.

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