Hello all just joined from Central, IL just north of Springfield. I have a MES40 first smoker i have ever owned. I really enjoy smoking and now its become a personal challenge to get better as my buddy has told me that i cant smoke food as good as another one of our friends because "you dont have a good pellet smoker, if you want to smoke good food you have to spend $900+ and get a good pellet smoker" HAHA im just working on practicing smoking so that i can get things fine tuned and make him eat his words. I have only smoked a couple things and it appears that apple wood seems to be my favorite. Have done some searching and im interested in the AMNPS but confused on if that replaces the factory chip tray within the smoker or if you have to make a box for it to sit on the outside of the smoker. Also any mods that need to be done to the MES40? I know for sure i want to build some sort of cart for it.