Thanks to everyone on the forum. Very helpful advice and kindness makes this a great place. I broke in my MES over the past weekend with some pretty good results. I did a slab of BBR's and a whole chicken. I was very impressed with how fast the chicken got done. I did 225 for about 3 hours and chick turned out very good. I let the babybacks go for about 5 hours. The last 2 were wrapped in foil. I have to say that for my first try in the MES, I'm impressed! Here are my photos... Rib prep 1 - Mustard Rib Prep 2 - Rub Loaded... Smoking... Chicken done... Ribs done... and some eaten... All in all, very happy with the first results.