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post #581 of 592

I started with an MES 30 without a window, and I loved it, but I needed more room.

Then I got a Gen #1 MES 40 with window & remote control. and after years, I still love this one. You'd have to go a long way to make a vertical electric smoker with all of it's extras for the same price.

 

 

Bear

post #582 of 592

What's the model # of a first generation?

post #583 of 592
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Originally Posted by mak104 View Post
 

What's the model # of a first generation?

 

If I'm not mistaken, all of the MES 30 and 40 Model Numbers at this link (first post) are Generation #1, with the exception of the analog 30" models at the bottom.

 

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/99348/all-mes-model-numbers

 

 

Bear

post #584 of 592
20070211 is a 40 ss front with window and black sides the 20070311 ss front with window and ss sides. Sorry these are the only two I know.
post #585 of 592
I wanted to add my 2 cents to this forum since it really helped me to decide what smoker to buy. I ended up getting the second gen mes 30 with window model 20070312 and I love it! I got about 50 hours on it and it is still goin strong. My only complaints is the chip tray is sticky and the built in meat thermo is way off. Besides that it's great.
post #586 of 592
That's good news pureflusher. Maybe MB has resolved some of the issues with your smoker.
post #587 of 592

:icon_question:  I am totally confused, I just purchased a MES 40 and the controls are to the back of the top and the drip pan is on the rear of the unit. Also, it has only one vent on the top. Is it an old model? If it is, is it better performing than the new model?

post #588 of 592
What it sounds like you have an older model and yes they rock compared to the new ones.
post #589 of 592
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Originally Posted by fordman View Post

What it sounds like you have an older model and yes they rock compared to the new ones.

:icon_smile: Well then, I am a proud MES 40 owner! It is out of the box and will be put together tomorrow.

post #590 of 592
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Originally Posted by floridabeachnut View Post
 

:icon_smile: Well then, I am a proud MES 40 owner! It is out of the box and will be put together tomorrow.

 

Yup!!!

You done good !!  You got a Generation #1. That's the best one so far.

 

 

Bear

post #591 of 592
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Originally Posted by TJohnson View Post

3" Aluminum Gas Vent just slips perfectly over exhaust vent
No need to remove anything
I trimmed about 1" off my elbow, so it would fit a little closer to the side of the smoker

Using the MES drip pan blocks all the air, so you need to take it out and use a drip pan on the floor of your MES


Todd - when you run your MES this way do you remove the stock chip reloading tube so
More air gets in?
post #592 of 592

The rheostat is something you have added? Tell us more please. I have been holding off on getting one of these due to the many posts of temp problems. Thanks! 

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