I'm new to the smoking thing. I've BBQ'd for years and played with smoke a little. I broke down and bought a MES 30. I figured it would be easy to get started with an electric. I'm from the ST. Cloud area in central Minnesota. I've tried trout and ribs. The trout was excellent and some ribs are better than others. Trying to figure out timing and rubs. My wife doesn't like anything to hot. I am going to do a Boston Butt Labor Day. Any suggestions?