Bass Pro Shop has the Gen II Masterbuilt 30 smokers for $199. They call them elite. I have been reading about problems with the temp controller on the new units? Anyone know if this has been fixed? Is this BPS version the same as Sams Clob. Seems like the exact same model# 20070213.
I can get the older version 20070910 from Amazon for 179.00, but I like the front drip tray and top AND side exhaust dampers better in the new digital/"elite" Gen II Jedi version. Is 30 days (maybe 4-5 smokes) enough time to see if this unit has the known problems before the return period ends? I really fought with the decision to not get a WSM I had been looking at in favor of something simple the wife can get going while I am gone.
Anyone had one of these work right out of the box with no mods. Like most guys , I like to mod stuff, but right now I need plug and play,,,I got enough other stuff that needs tinkering with.