I have a second gen MES40 and I am growing a bit frustrated with it. I keep getting flare-ups and gray smoke.
The only way I have figured out to get around it is to add a palm full of soaked chips about every 45 minutes. That is much more attention than I want to give my electric.
I know a lot of folks have had great success with the AMNPS, but I also see a lot of folks having to do a lot of tinkering to get that right as well.
So... I used a friends WSM 22.5 a few weekends ago and really liked it. Most importantly, I thought it produced a better quality result. Smoke ring, bark, etc.
I am thinking of selling my MES 40. To partially finance a charcoal smoker purchase. Any thoughts on what I should ask?
Also, I am leaning toward the WSM 22.5, but honestly have not heard much about other options.
Any thoughts and advice on what to sell for and what to buy would be greatly appreciated.