Hey all - New here and new to smoking! Hoping to finally pull the trigger this weekend and be ready to roll by next weekend with a new smoker. I've done some research and there is a lot of great advice. With that said, I think I am going to go with the MES 140 smoker....but which one? Before researching, I had no idea how many options there are. Can somebody help me understand the differences in the below? The academy is the standard MES14 (i think), and the Cabelas is the Adventure series. It looks like the Adventure series might have slightly worse reviews for some reason, and I'm not sure why. Is it the same thing, just labeled different? Please help!
The Masterbuilt Adventure Series MES 140S Digital Electric Smoker is designed to allow outdoor enthusiasts to cook smoked meat to perfection. This Masterbuilt electric smoker accommodates sizable quantities of beef, fish, and wild game to cook enough food for the whole crew.