After smoking sausage for the first time last week in my new MES40 and struggling to maintain smoke at 140-150 degrees. I spent a little time on the forums and even called Masterbuilt. Masterbuilt had some good info, like not preheating the smoker to allow the burner to stay on long enough to heat the chips. However at 150 degrees the heating element did not come on enough to heat the chips. So I posted a forum on cold smokers A-Maze-N vs Smoke Daddy. Well I bought the A-Maze-N and after smoking sausage this morning I can tell you it truly is amazing. I filled the A-MAZE-N a little over half way and lit it. I smoked for almost eight hours and never had to add dust. I did not use the chip tray in my MES40. I had beautiful light smoke for the entire period. As I sat looking at my old stick burner all I could think about was now I have a set and forget smoker. Thanks for all the people that helped with information. For all the other newbies if you have an electric smoker and don’t have an A-MAZE-N you really should get one. I love mine.