Been lurking for sometime even before my wife got me one for fathers day.
Somehow was mysteriously entered into a backyard BBQ contest by wife and mom in law.
Anyway, previously owned a brinkmann upright which I retired after a year since it was a starter. First smoked racks of ribs ended up dry of course since I really didn't know what to expect.. After some successful smokes of boston butts chickens etc. my wife said it's time to retire this brinkmann and gave me a MES 30 for fathers day. I was excited especially since all the stores around me sell COS and the good smokers are really out of my price range to be functional for my purposes at this time.
Could any MES owners provide me with any tips?