Good evening. I just joined this site while I was researching how to smoke a chicken. I'm from the Dallas, TX area and have an MES 30 I received last year from my awesome wife. I haven't smoked much so far - only ribs - but am trying my first chicken. It's been on for about an hour and a half so far. I tried the spatchcocked method but probably more butchered it since it was my first time but I'm sure the bird will turn out ok - just won't win any championships. Looking forward to learning from the folks on this site and smoking more this year. Thanks everyone for sharing your experience and advice.