i am on an 8 day vacation and decided to do a little smokin. It's so relaxing to me. I enjoy it so much!! I put on a Texas Size 14 pound brisket last night in my MES 40. Used Jeff's Texas rub with mustard. Ready to go on the smoker. About 4 hours in. A little smokey! Used Jeff's rib rub on St.Louis Spare ribs. Full smoker!! Ribs after2 hours in foil. Put back on for 1 hour. Looking really tasty. Who ever said you can't get crispy on a smoker. Bacon Jalapenos. Slicing the brisket. So juicy. I did not wrap this time and the bark was so much more crisp. I did wrap in towels for 2 hours and put them in an ice chest. It still amazes me everytime I use the MES 40. EVERYTHING come out so moist. Just look at the juices. The finished product. EXCELLENT result!!