I didn't use a different thermo. I need to get one of those. I had them on the 2nd and 3rd rack for 2 hours took them off and foiled them and added apple juice then back in for 2 hours then took them out gave them a good coat of sauce and back on for 1 hour.
I just used my MES for the first time today. I did 2 racks of ribs and 5 links of italian sausage. I followed the 2-2-1 at 225 and they tasted wonderful but seemed a tad dry. The sausage was great not dry at all. Any feedback would be great.