Generation 1 40 inch Masterbuilt Smokers Available

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by mds51, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. mds51

    mds51 Meat Mopper

    I just talked with Masterbuilt today to see if the Father`s Day special mentioned in the last thread was still available and it is not. But a very nice young lady named Hayley informed me that they have over 200 Generation 1 40 inch smokers available for $200.00 plus shipping. Since there are none of the new 40 inch models available in my area Sam`s Clubs I decided to order one of these units. That way i save a few dollars and get the top vent that has worked will with my AMNPS for the past two years. These units are returns from the QVC shopping channel but have been refurbished and carry a new unit warranty. i hope this unit works as well as the cost savings. If you are interested you can contact Hayley directly at 706-256-3943.

    Good Luck
    mds51
     
  2. hawpi

    hawpi Newbie

    I'd have to say, this is a good deal! I paid $349 plus tax at local Academy this past Friday for my Gen1 MES 40 (I really wanted a Gen1).  Tempting to buy a 2nd and put away, just to be safe.
     
  3. mds51

    mds51 Meat Mopper

    Our Academys here in Oklahoma City do not have them and everyone else around here besides Sam`s Club wants $400.00 for them and they are teh Generation 2s. So if you got a Gen 1 you got a good deal. I have been using my brother`s with the AMNPS for two years with great results. I did not want to try a Gen 2 adn have problems with the AMNPS not working due to the side venting. I hope what I got is what I was told was on sale and it works as well as my brother`s.

    mds51
     
  4. bigtimtx

    bigtimtx Smoke Blower

    Hey Hawpi... Chances are the unit you got from Academy is the all stainless steel model (all of mine have been). I don't believe the one from QVC has this particular distinction... 
     
  5. hawpi

    hawpi Newbie

    Yes, the one I got at Academy is the all stainless model. I ended up going to the Masterbuilt site yesterday, and they had the Gen1 40 listed at $200, and at least the pic is for the all stainless model. I certainly hope they send what they had pictured! (yeah, I couldn't help but buy another at that price)
     
  6. bigtimtx

    bigtimtx Smoke Blower

    Excellent! I assume they're sold out now?
     
  7. mds51

    mds51 Meat Mopper

    I ordered the $200.00 sale Gen I unit and I do believe it has only the Stainless Steel front door with a window. If it comes in all Stainless Steel then I will be pleasantly suprized for that cost. I have used my brother`s for several years with just the Stainless Steel front and black plastic sides and it has held up and performed well. I posted this deal early as you can see just to let the members of the forum know that Masterbuilt has over 200 of the Generation I models still available. I do not try to compare or say these are better or worse than othe makes and models. I use this model with the AMAZEN products and have had great results fo the past few years along with a lot of help from the forum. For the cost and if this one works as well as my brother`s I will be a happy man!! Now I have the model that vents out the top and my AMNPS will work well with any modifications
    mds51
     
  8. I was thinking about buying one of these electric smokers. What are the differences between the Gen 1 and 2's? I have seen here local the 30" for $199 and the 40" for $279 but both of the ones I have seen (Masterbuilt) are just black with no windows. I thought I had read somewhere before that the older ones had wiring issues with them?
     
  9. bigtimtx

    bigtimtx Smoke Blower

    Folks, I just verified that this IS the all stainless steel model and they also have the 30" model for $169 plus shipping...!
     
  10. mds51

    mds51 Meat Mopper

    Then I got a really good deal!! To answer the other question on the previous thread, the Generation I 40 inch has the vent on the top and Generation II has the vent on the side. I use the AMNPS almost 100% of the time and the Generation I top vent works better with the AMNPS and without any modifications. There are other control features on the Generation II but the venting is what I am interested and or concerned about!!!
    mds51
     
  11. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They appear to be all gone.
     
  12. bigtimtx

    bigtimtx Smoke Blower

    Bummer...I just spoke with Hayley an hour or so ago and they still had 'some' of the 40" and 'a bunch' of the 30"
     
  13. bigtimtx

    bigtimtx Smoke Blower

    BTW- They weren't showing up on the web site, so I called...and was told what they had on hand.
     
  14. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ok, I was just looking at the website. Did they mention what shipping might be for the 40"?
     
  15. mds51

    mds51 Meat Mopper

    From Masterbuilt in Georgia to Oklahoma City cost me $60.00. Even with that cost I saved about $70.00 compared to if i bought it at Sam`s that would have been $300.00 plus tax. I ordered it Tuesday and it supposed to be delivered Friday or tomorrow. I am ready and might even get a smoke in on Sunday!!! HoooAhhhhhh!!
    mds51
     
  16. bigtimtx

    bigtimtx Smoke Blower

    To Houston, I was quoted $60 as well...
     
  17. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well we will see, I just talked to Haley, mine is shipping next week. I am a happy happy camper if I get what I was told and it works as well as my MES30 does. Heck I didn't even care about the remote thermometer!

    No more cutting full packers, of course I can't afford 'em at the prices ya'll be quoting on the boards these days....LOL, no more cutting spare ribs in to pieces! I can smoke just like Da Bear now!!!

    <puffs chest out>
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2014
  18. todg

    todg Fire Starter

    how do I know what mine is serial # is 0414 it does not have a glass on the door I bought it at lowes in CDA Idaho 3 weeks ago As most 40" on forum are gas models mine is Elec.

    Thanks Todg
     
  19. hawpi

    hawpi Newbie

    Todg: if your control box is one that attaches on the top at the back, it's Gen 1. If the control is at the front basically flat and built in, then it's Gen 2. These have the window in the door, but the basics are still the same: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/133955/2012-mes-40-vs-old-model-mes-40
     
  20. todg

    todg Fire Starter

    OK ok thanks it does not have a window but has other thanks.
     

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