Has the vent at top left.
Thanks------That's what I thought.
Therefore I still don't see any difference between the 2.5 that came out in December and the one somebody is saying is coming out in June.
I don't think anything new is coming out in June, and there is no reason to.
From what I read only the 30" was released in December. The 40" will be released in June.
But Five String already got the MES40 #2.5 Bluetooth, and it's only April.
I still say, "Nothing is coming out in June---They've all been out since December, and are mostly on backorder".
The only way anything new would come out in June is if they made changes, and apparently there's no reason for changes.
Bass Pro, Cabelas and now apparently Sams Club all have the 40 MES Bluetooth Gen 2.5 (although Sams is offering the older model through their website, looks like you need to go in store). Amazon will have it in June. Nothing at Home Depot or Lowes yet.
All I need is a 40 MES Gen 2.5 but no window or Bluetooth. Com'on Masterbuilt, release it already!
Where do you guys put the AMPS in the 40? I assume below the water tray to not have the pellets go out. But how does that affect the smoke/heat distribution? Does it fit on the left side below the water tray?
Looks to me like it would fit below the water pan on the left, but if I would put it there, I'd jack it up with something to allow air to get under it.
Another place would be on top of the water pan (No Water In Pan).
Or a last resort on the bottom grill rack.
Will it fit there? What would you use to prop it up on?
I purchased my MES 2.5 from Bass Pro a couple of months ago, looking at the box Five String posted I can see two differences. One would be four cooking racks vs six on the Bass Pro unit and the other would be the the base. Bass Pro unit does not have legs and has wheels. After several uses my only complaint would be the bluetooth is somewhat over rated.
I don't have one yet, but it certainly looks like it would fit there. Looks like plenty of room in all 3 directions.
I would use something like thin metal bars stacked under the AMNPS. I would cover as little as possible under it, to allow the air flow to come up through the bottom. Maybe something like 2 pieces of aluminum box tubing 1/2" X 1" high. Anything similar. (NO Galvanized!!!)
Just make sure they are stainless and not zinc or galvanized and you will be good to go.
There's a good idea, and make them as high as you can & still be low enough to clear the bottom of the water pan.
If you do weld anything, be sure to weld to the existing crossbars---Not to the perforated steel. You don't want to plug up any little holes.
Cool---Small bolts, so they don't block a lot of air holes.
Most people don't know the reasons for the cross bar feet are to keep from twisting, and to keep from welding a straight line, blocking a bunch of holes all in the same row.