Second Generation SmokeFire (Not in USA however)

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My apologies if someone already posted this link but I have not come across it yet on this forum:


Seems like Gen 2 SmokeFire grills are just Gen 1 units with all the existing modifications pre-installed?
 

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My apologies if someone already posted this link but I have not come across it yet on this forum:


Seems like Gen 2 SmokeFire grills are just Gen 1 units with all the existing modifications pre-installed?
Sounds like it just includes all the updates.. curious if the hopper just has an insert, or if its assembled and sealed with a steeper slide angle now. Plus includes the GBS grates, that's a nice plus. I don't have any need for them but its nice they will include it
 

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My apologies if someone already posted this link but I have not come across it yet on this forum:


Seems like Gen 2 SmokeFire grills are just Gen 1 units with all the existing modifications pre-installed?
I got a little nervous Gen 2 was going to be something I would be jealous of. Nope, we have all that too and in fact we helped Weber get there.
 

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My apologies if someone already posted this link but I have not come across it yet on this forum:


Seems like Gen 2 SmokeFire grills are just Gen 1 units with all the existing modifications pre-installed?
Darned if I can see any differences...You just have to love ❤ Marketing Departments!
 

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I’m looking at pre ordering one of these ‘all new” EX4’s here in OZ. Glad they are being so transparent with all previous issues and ensuring all fixes are incorporated into all new units sold in AU/NZ market.

But you’ve got to love marketing, aside from the GBS grates there is nothing new or improved over what Should have been released from Day 1 and prevented so much dramas and angst for so many!
 

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We also pre ordered the EX.6.
Stainless grates, gormet bbq system and all upgrades/ mods/ updates so far introduced, will be in The Gen 2 model
New software version update to be done, before release in Oz...I see the update has been released in the US in the last couple of days, so shouldn't be long now!
 

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We also pre ordered the EX.6.
Stainless grates, gormet bbq system and all upgrades/ mods/ updates so far introduced, will be in The Gen 2 model
New software version update to be done, before release in Oz...I see the update has been released in the US in the last couple of days, so shouldn't be long now!
Will not be the latest software / firmware on the units when we get them.
We will still need to update.
 

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Weber AU are shipping the pre-orders to stores in the next week or two.
What's left will then be made available for sale.
 

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Will not be the latest software / firmware on the units when we get them.
We will still need to update.
That's right. As any new SF does when it is turned on the first time. ..they always check for and update then.
At least it is available now. Something that Weber Australia were holding out for, I think.
 

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Yes, I popped into a local Weber store today and they mentioned the pending app update where it would be updated to reflect local cuts vs US. EG Scotch Fillet Roast = Prime Rib Roast. This may be seperate again to any controller updates but they intimated it was something they have been eagerly waiting for.

They also intimated units will be available from 22 Nov although in hindsight unclear if this included preorders or availability in store.

I’m happy with my preorder of the EX-4, I was a little worried I shouldve got the larger EX-6 but seeing it in the flesh it was huge, much larger than I would ever need!
 

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They also intimated units will be available from 22 Nov although in hindsight unclear if this included preorders or availability in store.
This is the pre-orders that are shipping from 22 Nov.
Weber advised that store availability will be after all pre order units are allocated but have not said when that will be.
They have only advised "at a later date".
 

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Whelp, the drawback that Gen 1 models have is that Gen 2 models are up to date, and Weber did the updating at their expense. At no difference in price, which one would you chose? ;)
 

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Whelp, the drawback that Gen 1 models have is that Gen 2 models are up to date, and Weber did the updating at their expense. At no difference in price, which one would you chose? ;)
Actually, I am both mechanically and electronically inclined as well as inquisitive, which is why I opted to buy mine in the box and assemble, knowing that Weber would provide the requisite upgrade parts at no cost for me to install at a later time.

Of course, it also helped that, at the time I purchased my Version 1 unit, Weber was offering a $200 discount to get more units out in the marketplace. Guess that is just me wanting to know how things work...to each their own, and I fully understand why others might want to buy it fully updated.
 

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Whelp, the drawback that Gen 1 models have is that Gen 2 models are up to date, and Weber did the updating at their expense. At no difference in price, which one would you chose? ;)
Even if you choose to get a GEN 2 instead of a GEN 1, you will still need to do the software/firmware updates that have happened since they were re-packed. The only real convenience is that you don't have to fit the slide in the hopper and the auger yourself.
 

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Gen 2 models only require late breaking FW/SW updates that will, of course, increase over time. Personally, I'm no longer able to do the mechanical stuff. thus require assistance.
 

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I ordered my SF on Dec 1st!! I was all in on the hype, it had its ups and downs but has been really fun to cook on. Best low and slow bbq I’ve put out and it’s just so MUCH EASIER to grill on than charcoal and you still get wood fired taste!

I’ve worked with tools for 26 years, working on the SmokeFire is like adult legos to me.

Weber is the best customer service I’ve ever had, they’ve gone way above and beyond for me on all my grills and accessories.
 

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