So, my MES will be showing up tomorrow. But I have a small problem. With talking to the guys in the fire marshal office, they went on the side of saying that I should not use my MES on my apartment patio (fire code issues). They said that even though it's an electric smoker that the wood chips could still ignite and if someone complained, it'd be a fine. I'm wondering if anyone has used liquid smoke in their smoker in place of wood (I know, not the best). But it's either that or eat shipping costs and return it. Tough decisions.