I have a MES30 & a MES40, the 30 does a good job I can set it at 275 and it will get there and more. It does have the usual swings but with a mav to montor it with I am happy with it. With the MES40 (stainless with window 1200w) I can set it for 275 and I'm lucky to hit 240. I am going to buy one of the auber pid units to bypass the factory controls. I still don't know what probe to get (RTD vs thermocouple) any thought on this are wecome. I was interested what the max safe temp for the smoker might be. Masterbuilts default max is 275 but I know that with a pid I can go much higher but I don't want to damage the box or insulation. Just interested what others might have done without issues 300,325,350? I will have very little need for these temps in my smoker but for chicken and hot and fast smokes it would be nice to know the limit to have a broader range of options.
Thanks for looking and any thoughts.