I bought the 40 inch MES several months ago and had a unit that would not heat properly. Masterbuilt kindly paid for the shipping and refunded me what I spent on it. It took me 3 months to run another one down and I finally got around to cooking with it this weekend. Well last week I smoked a ham but this was the first big smoke. Four butts and two orders of wicked baked beans for a cookout of about 35 people. Thanks to all the tips and advice on here the cookout was a huge success. Sorry I dont have qvue. Things were a little too stressful to be taking pictures this time but I'll do better. I do have some comments about the MES though. I set it to 275 and preheated for an hour. The built in temp gauge read 275 on the nose. So I dropped it down to 230 and put in all four butts. I realize it takes a while to recover temps with that much meat but the built in temp never got above 174. I know it was cooking hotter than that and all the butts reached 195 on two seperate thermometers. I know it had to be cooking hotter than 174 for it to cook the meat in the correct amount of time like that and to the right temp. So if the thermometer is capable of reading 275 why wouldn't it read that while cooking? Just curious. Bottom line. The butts were awesome and everyone was more than impressed with how tender and flavorful the meat was.