Well, I'm sorry to say that my Sam's version of the MES 40 BT has a defective controller like others have posted. I started it up this morning and set it to 225F for 20 hours and have watched it climb to over 300F so far at startup. So, I pushed on the "Set temp" button on the front panel and it says 876F.
I guess I'll call MB today and see what they say but how disappointing.
I feel like letting it go to see how high the smoker will get and if there is any kind of fail safe temp where it will shut down on it's own but afraid of fire so probably won't. I'll let it go to about 350F before I pull the plug.
Any ideas what could be wrong?
I want to call this thing a POS but I also want to like it. Dang man, is there anything good coming out of China these days?