Which MES to Buy?

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John , not sure if you looked this over already . He liked the Gen 2.5 40 with the top vent on the left side TOP of the smoker .
The Gen 1 was in second place , top vent on the right side TOP .
Gen 2 had the vent on the left SIDE , not the top . I don't think it had the draw like the top vented smokers do . Been thinking about Bear myself lately . Left to soon .
 
I don’t remember all the differences but around defiantly go with the 40”. I had a couple of 30’s and it sucked having to cut ribs to get them to fit
 
.I guess I will have to take a look at what MESs are available presently at the big box stores
If you're interested , see what's available second hand . With the thought of adding an Auber controller . Probably come out less money and an awesome smoker .
Just stay with a Gen 1 or the 2.5 . No sidewall vent .
 
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