I did this and didn't prepare much at all for it. Just got my MES yesterday and couldn't wait to use it. My next smoke will use more rubs and recipes. I'm not sure how this will turn out, but I'll let you know. These are very basic pictures, but I like to see other pics so I'll post a few of my first smoke too. Baby backs. Took membrane off, covered with mustard and put Tony Cacherie's on. Two whole chickens. All we did was wash them, soak them in Italian dressing and add a little Tony Caherie's. They're on the MES now and they smell really good. I'll post more pics later. These aren't pretty, but hopefully they'll taste good!