Well, I signed up for this forum yesterday, been reading all I can on the reviews, and ordered the AMNPS and pellets. I guess it's time to narrow down the smokers. I decided to go electric to start out. I would love to get the Smokin'-it or Cookshack, but since I'm just getting started, I decided to give the MES-40 a try.
After reading about the Gen 1 being the way to go, I've really gotten confused with all the model numbers floating around, so I'm not sure which Gen 1 model numbers are available at this time. I saw a 30" at Home Depot with a model number of 20071011, which sounds like it could be a Gen 1, but it's only a 30". I remember reading that 20070311 is a great Gen 1, but stay away from the 20070512, which I believe is a Gen 2.
Can someone help steer me in the right direction as far as what model numbers to look for?
One other question while I'm at it... I'm planning on smoking sausages, but I can't find hooks for hanging them for the Masterbuilt. Anyone know which other racks may fit?
Can't wait to get into this and share pics... and, of course, ask more questions.
Thanks for all the willingness to help us beginners.