New MES Bluetooth Digital smoker

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by parrot-head, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. gathumper

    gathumper Newbie

    Well, I just spoke to Masterbuilt again this morning to confirm that the Gen1 was all stainless inside and out and as you probably know, it is.

    However, the person I spoke with today told me that some retailers WILL have stainless inside the new 2015 "Bluetooth" model. I'm hoping this is the case, and we'll just have to wait until they start showing up in stores and web sites to see!
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2014
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This would be my guess---Depends on the Retailer.

    4 years ago when I got my All SS MES 40 Gen #1 from Cabela's, all our Sams Club ever had was the black models.

  3. htown

    htown Newbie

    Well I made a order today over the phone with Bass Pro, they are getting towards the end or beginning of the year.  They Rep. from Bass Pro said they have the SS MES 40" Bluetooth Sportsman for $429.99. Item nr. 2150263 and Model nr. 20070315.  I also called Master Built the Young Lady quoted me a Model nr. 20070115, she did not say which one it was, so I called Bass Pro back and they did indeed conform me that it's the Sportsman Masterbuilt 40" Bluetooth Stainless steel.  They with not charge my card until it's ships.
  4. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    Until Masterbuilt puts some legitimate effort into their engineering and listens to their consumers' feedback I wouldn't get within ten miles of this Bluetooth venture.

    Last edited: Dec 12, 2014
  5. nrdk

    nrdk Fire Starter

    Definitely interested to see how this turns out, as I've been thinking of upgrading to a MES40 anyways since the MES30 space wise is just not cutting it. On top of that, I love the idea of tinkering with the BT connection and hooking it up to my smart home. O the possibilities.
  6. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Well, well..... the Gen 3 is here.  Looks like they have taken out some of the lousy features that were in the gen 2 and put some back that worked perfectly fine in the gen 1.  Water bowl, drip tray, vent, etc.  If the controller is fairly accurate and reliable, I think they may have a winner here although that drip tray cover guiding the heat up the right wall is a concern.   Personally I don't give a hoot about blue tooth but for some it may be a useful plus.  Looks like tons of rack space in there.  If I didn't already have a couple of Auber controlled gen 2 cabinets from them sending me constant replacements for failed units I'd consider one.... after you guys test the waters first.  Kinda like what I see, but its all in the electronics.  BTW, whats the heater wattage?
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2014
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I believe they're actually calling it the Gen #2.5.  Don't know why not go to #3. LOL

    Wattage is 1200.

    What I've seen or found out so far, I like it !!

    AS long as the electronics holds up like the Gen #1.

  8. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    2.5 huh? Maybe cause its only a half step better than the gen 2. : )
    Anyway thanks for the info, Bear. Alk the best to you.
  9. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    Will there be a 30" bluetooth?
  10. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Why do you prefer the hinges on the left instead of the right? The right side hinges on my MES 30 Gen 1 never bothered me.

    I like the idea of the shaded control panel. It's been a big hassle having to shade it with my hand before I read it or may changes.

    I can't compare the interior design of this to the Gen 2 because I'm too lazy to access the photos of each. I do see this comes in both 4 and 6 rack models from the photos on the Bluetooth model photos; don't know if that's a 30-inch or a 40-inch. I figure the retail price of these new models will be about the same for the Gen 2 models, with the optional leg kit costing extra. In fact, that leg kit is what interests me the most because I'd buy one for my MES if it would fit.

    Still with all these design changes, if the electronic guts and components remain the same beneath all the cosmetic changes, I'm still perfectly happy with mine, which didn't come with a window and in which I use the AMNPS instead of loading wood chips into the drawer.
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I designed & manufactured kitchens, vanities, and entertainment centers for over 20 years.

    Whenever it didn't matter which side of a cabinet got hinged, I always hinged the left side.

    Reason being, like myself the majority of people are right handed, and I find it more comfortable to open a door with my left hand, and reach for & grab what I want from the cabinet with my right hand. Also less chance for dropping things when you hold it in your best hand.

    Same with a smoker, I want to put things in, take them out, baste things, probe things, etc, with my right hand.

    Shoot---I only take my right fireplace glove out to my smoker, because I put my AMNPS in & out with my right hand.

  12. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What's the interior on the new model made from?
  13. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    AHA, Bear! You put your finger on the source of our difference of opinion: I'm left-handed.
  14. parrot-head

    parrot-head Meat Mopper

    I too had trouble with not being able to read the control panel in the sun....until I realized I could just smoke on my screened in porch.  Problem solved.

  15. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So you're smoking inside your screened porch while enjoying tea and scones on the settee out on the veranda? I don't even have a porch!
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2014
  16. gathumper

    gathumper Newbie

    According to Masterbuilt there will be both stainless and aluminized steel (like the Gen2) depending on the retailer.
  17. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Why is aluminized steel not as good? I've got the Gen 1 and have only seen the inside of a Gen 2 a couple of times.
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not my fault !!!

    When I used to design & build kitchens, I used to ask the customer if they were Left or Right handed, but if I didn't know, I figured Right handed.

    There was usually only a couple cabinets that left or right wasn't dictated by the layout. Doors always swing away from appliances, corners, etc.

  19. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm a faithful follower of Brother John Birch
    And I belong to the Antioch Baptist Church
    And I ain't even got a garage, you can call home and ask my wife" ~ Charlie Daniels
  20. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The only time I'm ambidextrous is when working with hand tools. But if the MES had a left hinged door I'd adapt to that because it is what it is. Now that you mention it, all my single door kitchen cabinets are left hinged. The double-doored ones of course have hinges on opposite sides. I have no idea what any of that means. I'm just happy comfy toasty with my MES 30 Gen 1.

Share This Page