Edited by Bearcarver - 5/2/15 at 4:25pm
I will get pictures when I get home. The slanted drip tray is still in it but I have been told by others that it is not as wide. It does not seem to affect how the unit heats. I do not use the water try in it so that leaves a hole about half the size of the tray open.
Yup---Less width of the drip plate would help, but then it will miss drippings too.
When I tested one, the heat was more even with the little water pan removed, because some of the trapped heat slipped through the water pan hole & went up the left side.
I went the easy route:
After recording many tests, I put the Gen #2 in the back of my garage with the cover on it, and continued to use my 4 year old Gen #1.
If I wanted to use the Gen #2, I would first get a new control for it, then try to get the parts from the bottom of a Gen #1, like the bottom rack hanger & water pan hanger, and the Gen #1 water pan, or cut a piece of metal that takes up the identical area. Then I'd rip that slanted drip plate & water pan out, and replace it with Gen #1 guts. Probably be a Great smoker then.
Hi Gents, thanks for all your posts. I am a smoking novice and I am trying to decide between models 200 77 515 and 200 77 615. Is there an actual difference ?
This company makes it so difficult. The only thing I see that the 515 is fully foam insulated and it does not mention that for the 615 !?
Is this the diff and if it is is that a significant difference ? Thanks for your time. PB