Need help identifying the age of an MES I found online.

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by worktogthr, May 8, 2014.

  1. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Cruising Craigslist as I am known to do, looking at grills and smokers for sale. Came across this listing...

    http://longisland.craigslist.org/hsh/4456002630.html

    Wondering if any of you MES owners on here could help me figure out the age of this smoker as well as clue me in on whether its a good buy. I have read that some generations of MES have issues etc. Thanks again for your help!
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My 30 in. looks just like that only no window.  Its 7 or 8 years old?

    I know not much help.  Maybe Bear will know.
     
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  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    That is a good price if it works. I would snatch it up...JJ
     
  5. chiefwej

    chiefwej Smoke Blower

    2010 first gen MES 40. Digital controls. It should also have a remote control unit, which is very nice to have but not absolutely necessary. If it's missing you might be able to get a replacement from Masterbuilt. The unit is the same one I have and I love it. It originally cost about $299 when new, and is highly prized over the "new" model. If it works properly, that's a real bargin.
     
  6. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I was just told by the seller that it is the 30 inch model #20070110. Any opinions on that one?
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You didn't buy it yet? Get it. Where the controller and exhaust is, its a good one.
     
  8. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    For $85 ?  In a heart beat.  Even if you don't use it as your primary smoker, it's easily worth that just to have on hand when you want to do a "set it and forget it" smoke every once in a while.
     
  9. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's what I was thinking. I almost want it primarily for cold smoking and bacon and what not. But then I'll have to buy a smoke generator. Damn this hobby haha. It's more expensive than golf! Seller said it's only 2-3 years old. I am awaiting the answers to my questions about its condition and when it was last used. I will probably go for it if all is good.
     
  10. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Only two questions to ask.  Does it turn on ?  Does it heat up ?   [​IMG]
     

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