New member here. Live in Wis. Rapids, WI. Bought a MES 30 several weeks ago. Have made a pastrami on St. Patricks day which was great. Also made some smoke chicken breasts tonight that were wrapped in bacon and those to also turned out great. Just got done curing some pork bellies(about 22 pounds) and will start smoking them later this afternoon.
Have 0 experience smoking before I started doing this and the MES is very nice to have with the digital display.
Here are a couple of pics of pastrami and chicken.