My thoughts , Overnight Lamb shoulder cook

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I think the hopper is the weakest link in this great grill. I will say , again my humble opinion, that the Stealth is really a Gen3 !!! However Weber doesn't want to admit it, so they roll out a "premium" model with a lot of corrections that should have been on the Gen2. To admit you're on your third version of the same grill in such a short time would be embarrassing. Did a 14 hour lamb shoulder overnight cook last night. Started at 10pm on Smokeboost , then at 12am took it to 225, it only took 3 minutes to hit 225. I woke up at 3am I went outside and had to level out the pellets. Raised it to to 235 and it took 7 minutes to get the extra 10 degrees... I do believe this is on purpose with the new software so you don't overshoot your desired temp. At 7am I received a low fuel notification. I was able to quickly shove pellets into the auger hole and save the cook. The low fuel sensor is in the left side of the hopper, but the bridge starts right above the auger hole line, so by the time you get your warning it's usually too late. However on the stealth model, the sensor is inline exactly where the bridge starts, so the notification will come sooner than the current location. I hope Weber realizes this is a problem for alot of people and will fix our issue. Lamb came out incredible !!!
 

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I guess you could technically call it a Gen3 if you really wanted. I personally wouldnt because they are selling this alongside the standard SF at an increased cost due to the extra stuff. It's more like a "special edition". Think of it as an upgrade package on a car.

As far as being embarrassed goes, I wouldn't think that. It shows that they are commited to making improvements.

The only things I would call a "correction" are the upgraded materials in the burn pot and the glow plug system and these will be available to all users.

But again, all this is just my opinion.
 
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The biggest correction is the hopper, totally redesigned. The beefier materials were what it should have come with in the first place....
 

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The biggest correction is the hopper, totally redesigned. The beefier materials were what it should have come with in the first place....
I wouldn't call that a total redesign.
They moved the sensor and added the other guard (which everyone will remove anyway). The actual "problems" (bridging) remain.
Shoula, coulda, woulda on the better materials. At least they are doing something about it now. It's not like you wont be able to get them too.

Nothing they have done changes the actual functionality of the unit. You could unbox one of these and a Gen1 at the same time and they will cook just the same.
 
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I humbly disagree. If that was the case there wouldn't be a Gen2....
 

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That's the beauty of these things.
We can disagree.
 
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