So on thursday I bought the MES 40 at SAM's planned to do 2 briskest and pork sholder today. Well I have them in there now and I can't reach 225 inside. I have the temp controller set to 275 now and it is only at 216. I started this morning and i was thinking it wasn't correct so i ran up to wall mart and got a cheap stove thermo that hangs. It was reading 180 at 225 temp. I was all ready cooking like this for over 3 hours now.
so I cranked it up to 275 and now it is at 200+ I checked the probe, cause i just left it on the wall this time and it says 216. I can't get it hotter. It is even out in direct 100 degree sunlight right now...
I think i might have to return this one. What you all think?