Well, I finally got "my smoke on"! Started with a whole chicken, rustic rub, and 1/2 red delicious apple cut in half. (two quarters of a red delicious apple, cause that's all that would fit) Fired up the new MES40 and away we go.... Since I had put 1/2 an apple in the chicken decided to use Apple chips. (how creative?) (for some reason I couldn't get this one to rotate upright) Here is the first sign of smoke... (never mind the sexy legs) Not sure I trust my "old" digital thermometer. (you'll see what I mean in a minute) Bird done, 1st look... Wife says it looks like it's going in for surgery. 2nd Look (pretty bird) Now for the carving pictures.... Well, got a yummm from the wife and she said it has good flavor and very juicy! As you can see from the last picture there was quite a bit of juice to go around. As I eluded to earlier... my "old" digital thermometer showed 165 deg but the chicken looked a little underdone close to the bone. Otherwise, I am pleased with my 1st endeavor into smoking meat.