I broke down and bought a MES40 at Sam's, model 20070311. Took it home, set it up (very easy assembly), and started seasoning it.. As I live in a "no-swine-zone," no butt or shoulder for me....so while I was at Sam's I picked up a 11.5lb packer (fat cap down here)... All rubbed up, wrapped, and going into fridge until tomorrow night. Estimating 16hrs, planning for 20-24 including rest time. Bowl contains the fat I trimmed off. .....to be continued.