After much deliberation (previous post and help - pellet smoker or not) I pulled the trigger and bought a MES40. Still have some 'buyers remorse' as it was, for some reason - a lot of anguish. Anyway, I spent just under 1/2 as much and figure, as I smart poster mentioned - I can have more $$ to buy meats with, and some gadgets for it.
Speaking of gadgets -
What else should i consider purchasing/getting either now, or over time? I'm pretty sure a AMNS product is in the 'near' future - just haven't decided if i want a couple of 12" tube units to swap around, or the 'tray' unit. I like the tray, but then of course I have to keep up with 2 types of smoking materials.
What about additional timers?
I've seen a lot of people talk about needing more timers. Is this due to different meat sizes while smoking, the unit not providing correct temperatures, latest and greatest (wifi vs magnetic units), ???? If I do get other temp gauges - is there a sweet spot in $$ or do I need to start saving up for something? Are there 'single' units that will handle multiple probes? How do you use multiple temp gauges - through the door or are there other pre-made holes that i haven't noticed in the unit?
Quick read temp items -
Boy, they don't 'give' them away do they?
Please remember that I'm just getting started and don't even know how much I'll use this (famous last words) but why would I purchase this product (temp gauge, quick temp reader, etc) over something else - or should I wait till I start smoking 'the item or another one' and then need this product - for example.