MES 40 Gen 2 - Buyer beware

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by redrum, May 18, 2014.

  1. I am about to be sent my third body from MES all due to electrical shorts/tripping fuses.  The best part is when i receive the body from masterbuilt each time something different is screwed up.  For example i was unable to attach one of the legs due to all the holes being too small for the screws... NEVER AGAIN, what is a good gas smoker that will not break the bank??
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Can't you find a Gen #1 MES ??

    I wouldn't pay for a Gen #2 either!!

  3. How about a better Electrical smoker?  Don't base electrics on that junky MES stuff.  Look into Smokin-It (owner here), Cookshack and or Smokin-Tex.  All VERY good smokers for the price and won't let you down.  My brother has had his Smokin-Tex for 5 years I think and he uses the hell out of it with great results. 

    I have had my Smokin-It #2 for about 6 months and couldn't be happier.  If I can save just one person from the MES mistake I made long ago then I feel I have done a good deed :eek:)

  4. shimsham

    shimsham Fire Starter

  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If the one in the picture is really the one they have for $337, that's a pretty good price. That one is the Gen #1, and it looks like it's All SS.

    That's the one I got 4 years ago, and I paid $399 at Cabelas. However 3 weeks later they went on sale, so Cabelas gave me a $50 rebate, so I ended up paying $349.

  6. milt2tle

    milt2tle Fire Starter

  7. I wish I knew about this site before I bought an MES 30" Gen 2. What a POS. Luckily Lowes allowed me to return it and now I am in the market for a new smoker. 
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's Great-----I was hoping they would !!!  The Gen #1 is Great !!


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