Welcome to SMF. That is a great comment on getting to know your smoker, and very true. The more you smoke the better things turn out and the more you learn.
I have an MES 30 and I know it so well that I cannot part with it. I have put a new burner in it and have rewired the burner several times. I know the smoker so well that I don't need to do anything special to get just the exact temp and smoke for jerky, pork butt, sausage, cheese, brisket or ribs.
One accessory that will HELP you get to know your smoker inside and out is a good thermometer, many of us here use the Maverick ET-732
Have fun getting to know your smoker and post some pics of your smokes!
Edited by redheelerdog - 11/8/15 at 6:51pm