Hi sorry to have not done my homework but the amount info is a little overwhelming and it's a decision that needs to made pretty quick. It's for my restaurant, it's replacing a CookShack Smokette that just died. It doesn't get tons of use whick drew me to the MES line over more expensive commercial smokers and i love the versatility of all the hacks.
we will mostly hot smoke of salmon and pork shoulder but also do some cold smoke of cheese and experimenting with some sausages and salamis.
I have ordered an AMNS and AMPS for the various hacks.
my initial assessment is MES40, but is there a compelling reason to downsize to the 30?
then the followup question is if the price difference isn't #1 concern, is there an overall consensus as to which generation to buy?... GEN 1, 2, and if i'm absorbing info correctly, there's also a GEN 2.5?? is there a simple way to tell them apart, and is there a favorite dealer to buy it from?
Oye, now i see there is also a Bluetooth model. Or is that thee GEN 2.5. And that in Masterbuilt and Sportsman Elite? SO CONFUSING!!
thanks, and sorry again for not mucking though the reams of conversations that have already taken place around this topic.
Edited by deuxcv - 7/8/15 at 4:30pm