Thinking real hard about upgrading to a new smoker and pretty much sold on going electric again rather than gas. I have been using a Brinkman for 8 years (electric - no rheostat) and have made some great butts but throttling the heat with the door is a pain. Been researching on this site but it gets a bit confusing as to the best route to go. I believe the digital that's pictured below is a Gen 1 and is a better model than the Gen 2 - correct? The analog is a good bit cheaper as it's on sale but I have Cabela bucks to cover the cost so I'm not real concerned with that - just want a good one.
My buddy has a Master Forge on which you can open the chip door without opening the main box - seems like a good idea - curious that the MES doesn't have that feature - big deal or no?
Leaning towards the digital but would appreciate any advice.....