Got the Christmas Sam's Club flyer in the mail today. They have a new (at least I've never seen it before) 44" electric smoker. Sure looks a lot like a take on the MES 40". Price is $299
Even has a remote like the MES. Listed with a 1,200 watt element. I tried to google it and can only find references to it at Sam's so it may be a made for them type of thing. I like the idea you can tend to the smoke chips by opening the bottom section without opening the meat chamber.
Odd thing is I could not get the MES 40 to come up at the Sam's website under smokers like it used to. I had to search for "Masterbuilt" to find it. Wonder if they are going to discontinue them.
I have not seen this smoker in my local store yet, just in the circular I received today and online.