I'm on my third smoke in one week on my new MES 40 (20070311). So far I'm extremely pleased and trust me I was sweating bullets when I ordered it.
I've used both the AMNPS and the Masterbuilt cold smoker attachment. Both work well but the attachment really puts out smoke!
Right now I'm cold smoking 9 lbs. of andouille sausage and 3 lbs. of snack sticks. The internal temp probe is reading about 15F higher than the Maverick so I just set the temp using the Maverick. Believe it or not the meat probe is reading exactly the same as the Maverick's meat probe. It took a few minutes for the MB meat probe to settle in. I am surprised at this based on all the probs folks are having with it.
Time will tell whether this smoker is truly a good one but so far it's been worth the money. Here's some pics of my first three smokes.
Here's the sausages loaded in the smoker:
The cold smoker attachment puts out a lot of smoke:
The first smoke ever was this salmon:
The AMNPS did a great job on the smoke:
This was the best jerky ever. Way better than the dehydrator: