New MES Bluetooth Digital smoker

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

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    As high as you can fit under that spot !!!

    There's not a whole lot of wind in the bottom corner of that smoker---You want to use all of the air you can!!

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2015
  2. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Anyone got a pic of a raised AMPS using bolts like this?
     
  3. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Bear where does the wind come in from?  The wood chip feeder?  Are you able to control the air inflow by turning the chip feeder?
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---I was kidding about the Wind, meaning there isn't a lot of reason for any air to move around over in that corner.

    Some People turn their chip dumper 180° to allow more air to come in through there, but that doesn't mean it's going all the way over to the bottom left corner. I never had to play around with the dumper or the chip drawer for my AMNPS to work, but they're all different.

    You should have plenty of ideas by now.

    Bear
     
  5. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Yeah I figured the AMPS needed oxygen to combust, and that the oxygen would be supplied through the wood chip feeder.  The air would probably flow up the right side, and out the top left exhaust.  You'll probably find a smoke ball in the bottom left.  It would be great if someone here used and AMPS in that spot in the new 2.5 40 and had some feedback.
     
  6. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Then my friend...what do you say to THIS?????!!!!!!!!!:



    Or is this Generation 3.0? I've lost count. But the 30" version of this was released in December.
     
  7. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    @daRicksta  that could just be the release date for Amazon. Since Masterbuilt sells "exclusive" models at different stores they might be holding off on Amazon to let their exclusive models sell first.
     
  8. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    This is Amazon's Gen 2.5.  You can get the same version at Cams, Cabelas and Bass Pro today.
     
  9. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks, Bmaddox. I bet you're right.
     
  10. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Whats the range of the bluetooth in this smoker?
     
  11. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So the 2.5 has the fancy shmancy sunshade on the controller display panel, right?
     
  12. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Yeah.  I thought it closed and protected the LCD but its fixed and used for reading the LCD.  Looks like a unnecessary addition.
     
  13. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

     
  14. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Actually there are people on here that built covers for their Gen1's so they could read it in the sun (search through the old MES mods and you will see them). It looks like Masterbuilt incorporated that idea into the new one.
     
  15. wichita chief

    wichita chief Fire Starter

     Bass Pro has "Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite 40'' Bluetooth Smart Digital Electric Smoker with Viewing Window" on their web site listing

    and the picture Five String has of the box just says "Masterbuilt Bluetooth  Digital Electric Smoker". 

    Looking at the link on the very 1st post in this topic the link to the info page showing the improvements has a choice to choose between "Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite" and "Masterbuilt". (which is pre-set on the elite sportsman and doesn't allow me to click on Masterbuilt)

    Hence the "Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite" will have differences than the base "Masterbuilt" model.

    Like was mentioned on a previous post (way back when) different retailers have had different build configurations and/or options. And here we see Masterbuilt is potentially offering two options from the manufacturer. That is until it shows up on their products page at least.
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup---That was an addition I didn't suggest, but I thought it was a good idea.

    Bear
     
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup that was probably me who mentioned that (way back when). They have all kinds of little differences at different stores, like a lot of other products have, but it's still the same Generation.

    The basics makes the Generation:

    Gen #1 controls in a box, hinged right, big water pan, Vent top right back corner, etc.

    Gen #2 Controls up front, hinged left, Small water pan hanging on slanted Drip pan, Vent on top of left wall, etc.

    Gen #2.5 Controls up front with sun shield, hinged left, Big split level bottom water pan, Vent Top left back corner, Bluetooth, etc.

    Anything else (Number of racks, glass in door, etc) doesn't change the Generation #.

    Bear
     
  18. tjwheels

    tjwheels Fire Starter


    I think daRicksta has the right idea, slight design changes for different stores. I got mine from Bass Pro - different legs from the Sam's model and six vs four on the shelves. I also see Amazon has the same base but only four shelves. Probably just enough difference for they don't have to price match.
     
  19. tjwheels

    tjwheels Fire Starter


    As you can see there is a lot of room to the left, you could easily raise it a couple of inches. I think you could also turn it sideways and completely hide it under the drip pan to keep drippings out of it.
     
  20. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup---Just be careful it doesn't get too close to the element, or you'll get heavy smoke for about 45 minutes, and done.

    Bear
     

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