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MES 30 (20070910) - $140 at Walmart

post #1 of 16
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Is this a Gen 2?

 

post #2 of 16

That is a 1st gen if you can believe the picture.

post #3 of 16

No but if you see one in person look for the door hinge location. If they are on the right they are Gen 1, If they are on the left it is something else.

 

Jted

post #4 of 16
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post #5 of 16

I thought the gen 1s wasnt much count (i am very likely to be wrong in this) but it seem like a nice price...

post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by mummel View Post
 

Is this a Gen 2?

 

The one in that picture is one of the earlier MES 30 Gen #1, with the square cornered control box.

 

 

Bear

post #7 of 16

I just ordered this and had a question. Do you think this one will come with a meat probe?

post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by jcollins View Post
 

I thought the gen 1s wasnt much count (i am very likely to be wrong in this) but it seem like a nice price...


Jcollins,Yes ts 140.00 is a very good price. It is near the Christmas low. As far  as being no cont  everyone has there  own opinions. The gen 1 has less inherent problem than the Gen 2.The 30 is small by some peoples standards but if you are smoking for only a couple of people it is adequate but if you smoke for a tribe go to a 40 It will cost you double but it is bigger. The 20070910 is a good smoker to learn on and it's not to pricey. Once again it's just my OPINION.   Jted 

post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by BuzzinDSM View Post
 

I just ordered this and had a question. Do you think this one will come with a meat probe?

 

The earlier Gen #1, with the square cornered control box would probably not have the meat probe, which I don't personally trust anyway, but a bigger thing would be it probably doesn't have the remote control either.

 

 

Bear

post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by jted View Post
 


Jcollins,Yes ts 140.00 is a very good price. It is near the Christmas low. As far  as being no cont  everyone has there  own opinions. The gen 1 has less inherent problem than the Gen 2.The 30 is small by some peoples standards but if you are smoking for only a couple of people it is adequate but if you smoke for a tribe go to a 40 It will cost you double but it is bigger. The 20070910 is a good smoker to learn on and it's not to pricey. Once again it's just my OPINION.   Jted 

 

Oh i dont know much at all about electric smokers just what i come across every now and again. but i guess if i was going to learn to this would be the smoker to do so? also i smoke on a 14.5 WSM so i know restricted cook space lol...

post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by mummel View Post
 

Is this a Gen 2?

 


This is the MES 30 Gen 1 which is the same one that I own and love.

post #12 of 16
I have a Gen 1 and the AMNPS fits nicely.
post #13 of 16
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Oh i dont know much at all about electric smokers just what i come across every now and again. but i guess if i was going to learn to this would be the smoker to do so? also i smoke on a 14.5 WSM so i know restricted cook space lol...


I bought this smoker to learn on. I'd never owned one before and it was at a price point under my spending limit. I felt if I stunk at it at least I wouldn't be out a big cash investment. After 3 years I can tell you this little smoker blows me away. I use the A-MAZE-N Pellet Smoker and wood pellets and the quality of the barbecue that comes out of the smoker rivals or surpasses bbq restaurant chains once you learn what you're doing--which is very easy. Being an electric smoker, it's a different animal from the WSM, and you won't get smoke rings with it like you will with the WSM if you're using wood chunks along with charcoal. It's a great entry level electric smoker.

post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by BuzzinDSM View Post
 

I just ordered this and had a question. Do you think this one will come with a meat probe?


I have this smoker and it didn't come with a meat probe.

post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by BeaverRat View Post

I have a Gen 1 and the AMNPS fits nicely.


The AMNPS was primarily designed for the MES 30 Gen 1.

post #16 of 16
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Good price then.  I hope someone took advantage of this deal.  Happy to help.

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