MES Gen I or Gen II - How can I tell which one I have?

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Original poster
Jul 29, 2015
I am just before trying the A-MAZE-N smoker maze or the Masterbuilt Electric ColdSmoker kit.  Before doing so, I am trying to decide if what I have is the Gen I or Gen II smoker.  Is there an easy way to tell this?

Most of my smokes are limited to burgers, salmon and chicken.  It may be that I don't even need either one since my cooking times are limited to an hour or so, it's just that I would like more smoke flavor than I am currently getting.

I will say this, based on all of extra steps that it takes to get the A-MAZE-N smoker maze to light and stay lit, I am just wondering if I wouldn't be better off just getting the Cold Smoker kit.  Maybe it's just me, but I have not really seen many that have it complain about it vs. a lot of people seem to have issues with the A-MAZE-N smoker maze.

Thanks in advance for your help!  
Gen 1 controller mounted on the Back top of the smoker as a separate module . Gen 2 controller is up front and integrated into the top of the smoker...JJ
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