I finally decided on which smoker to buy, ordered it from Cabela's as it's not possible to get one on the island as far as I know, anyway it arrived today, model #20071914 just in time too, because the mackerel are in and I was hoping to get a big batch smoked this week, so I assembled it and fired it up to pre-season the beast!!......it reached about 189 F then shut down..so I did as the book said and reset it, fired it up again with the same result, I decided to watch it for a while and sure enough as it reached ALMOST the selected temp it trips out!!.
After half a dozen attempts I decided to call Masterbuilt, they were very helpful they told me they would send me another control panel BUT there's a 3 week back order waiting time....
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I might try to get it working?, I have about 100 lbs of mackerel that I've had to freeze, I hope they will smoke up OK after a while in the freezer, Darn the season is so short too!!.