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MES Model 20077915

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I just got my first smoker. My question is what generation is this? After reading different forums they say the gen2 has a lot of problems. If this is a gen 2 what can I do to make it last longer, if anything. (Below is a link to my exact smoker)

Also this website is great and is going to be a great tool for me as I am brand new at this.

Thanks for the help in advance



http://www.lowes.com/pd_673793-58355-20077915_0__?productId=50408344
post #2 of 6

Vent on top left side?    A Gen 2 with a vent on top?   Looks like a fun toy.

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Originally Posted by mwalker526 View Post

I just got my first smoker. My question is what generation is this? After reading different forums they say the gen2 has a lot of problems. If this is a gen 2 what can I do to make it last longer, if anything. (Below is a link to my exact smoker)

Also this website is great and is going to be a great tool for me as I am brand new at this.

Thanks for the help in advance



http://www.lowes.com/pd_673793-58355-20077915_0__?productId=50408344


That looks like a Gen #2.

Try it the way it is, but if the right side is a lot hotter than the left side, remove the slanted drip plate & baby water pan.

Then put the bottom rack in & set a disposable foil pan on that rack. Leave room around that pan for air flow.

Try that.

Before long, You will also want to get an AMNPS, and a set of Wireless Digital Therms, like a Maverick ET-732.

 

Bear

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Originally Posted by mwalker526 View Post

I just got my first smoker. My question is what generation is this? After reading different forums they say the gen2 has a lot of problems. If this is a gen 2 what can I do to make it last longer, if anything. (Below is a link to my exact smoker)

Also this website is great and is going to be a great tool for me as I am brand new at this.

Thanks for the help in advance



http://www.lowes.com/pd_673793-58355-20077915_0__?productId=50408344

With the Remote Control it shows plus the vent on top, it is definitely the most latest and improved  version of the 2.0 that was made at the same time the BT's were beginning to come out. Unlike the 2.0's with the vent on the side made before it, all parts on this particular 2.0 are replaceable just like the ones on the new BT's are. About the only differences between this 2.0 Smoker and the 2.5 Smoker is the water pan set up and the 2.0 having a remote and the 2.5 not having a remote. 

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys!!! I did a chicken the first day I got it, it was good just needed a little more flavor but I'm sure it will come with experience.

I'm in the middle of a butt right now for the in-laws (Guinea pigs). It should be ready around 3:30. I'm pretty excited about this.

Thanks again for the guidance!!!
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Originally Posted by mwalker526 View Post

Thanks guys!!! I did a chicken the first day I got it, it was good just needed a little more flavor but I'm sure it will come with experience.

I'm in the middle of a butt right now for the in-laws (Guinea pigs). It should be ready around 3:30. I'm pretty excited about this.

Thanks again for the guidance!!!


Sounds Good, MW !!!

 

Just yell if you get stumped on anything----All kinds of Support on this Forum!!

 

Here's a bunch of things that might help you get started on things with your MES:

Just click on "Bear's Step by Steps".

 

 

Bear

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