No one can explain the Gen 1/Get 2 difference?
Anyway, yesterday evening I did a dry run to test the AMNTS and the Maverick temp gauge. Lit the tube then laid it diagonally on the bottom grate and attached the temp probe at the rear of that grate. During he next 4.5hrs I monitored the temp in the unit. Big fluctuations on temps.....which tells me a lot about accuracy of t-stat. Temps started off with highs in the mid-230s and low iin the 206 range. After two hours the Highs
were reaching 250 and low in the 230s. Finally after eventually dialing to exact Low.....ranges kept very close to 235-200.
All that time the tube was putting out plenty of smoke. Shut the run down and smoke continued for another hours. Next morning I opened the unit and saw the tube completely empty. Using it is much better than dealing with chips, although with such high temps I didn't know about might have made a difference affecting chip consumption.
The dry run proved the tube works well for me and the Maverick temp gauge should be packed with the MES unit from the factory.