So I got my MES from Bass Pro Shops today, set it up tonight and began seasoning it. I noticed that the chip feed tube is now only 1/2 as long as it was before and the chip tray is 1/2 as small. They welded a small plate from the handle side inwards to keep the chip load small. Wonder why they did this? To prevent overloading of chips and fires perhaps? Also, the digital controller was reading 283 at it's peak but my two remote thermos were both reading in the 330-340 range during the initial seasoning. That's quite a bit hotter than I've ever seen the old one go. Makes me wonder if they beefed up this new run of smokers based on reports from prior issues. Anyone else get a newer one like this?