Got my MES 40 from Sam's Club a few days ago. Christened it this AM with 3 racks of spares. nothing fancy rub-wise; garlic, onion, salt, pepper and on one rack some KC spicy rub I have. Came out great! Did a 3-2-1. But it was more like 3-3/4 - 2-1. I had a bit of a learning curve getting my AMNPS to stay lit. The lesson? ...RTFM!:biggrin: Here's the new smoker... Right before I foiled 'em... Yum... Later, B.