So, this weekend I had my first smoke. I have the MES 40 and an AMS. I had issues with flavor (Rub) and not enough smoke. My AMS wasnt lighting correctly (mainly because I didnt have a butane lighter.) Also, I was putting it on the bottom left of the smoker, is that a good spot? So I used a rub (made it on the fly) Salt, Pepper, Granulated Garlic, Onion Powder, Brown Sugar, Crushed Red Pepper Flake, Paprika, Cayanne, Chili Powder, and Cumin. I just mixed without any rhyme or reason in measuring. The taste was a little "off". No real smoke flaver due to the AMS issue. 275 for 45 min, then mopped with sweet baby rays BBQ sauce. 30 min longer, then I put them on a hot grill for a few min. I had such a great time smoking, I just wish the final product was better. I think I have to get the AMS smoking good, and find a rub I like. Ah well, I had a blast, and I'm learning! I forget where on the forum I got the recipe, but thanks to whoever it was! Beer can chicken was also going, Q-view on that coming up soon. Rubbed, wrapped, and ready to smoke. 275 and starting to smoke Sorry a little blurry. Just about done. Finished product. Very fun time! Any tips?