Wife just bought me my first smoker the MES 40 from SAM's. I have been reading through this forum for hours on end, soaking up all of the fantastic knowledge you guys all have! I look forward to becoming a contributor down the line. Today is my first attempt to smoke. 6 racks of baby back ribs rubbed and mopped with apple juice, and two mini fatties (i have been dying to try this) one with mexican cheese blend, onion, jalapeno, and bell pepper, the other mozzarella bell pepper onion and mushrooms. So far i'm having serious temperature issues with the unit, couldn't get it above 195 when full. So we'll see how it comes out.