Hi, My wife and I just bought a MES 30in for our anniversary. My first smoker but I wanted to dive in right away! I smoked two pork tenderloins already twice. They were not quite as tender as I was expecting but no telling what I did wrong. Also, I think my wife and I are still finding out exactly how much "smoke" taste we like. I used hickory chips and then I read that generally the hardwoods give a stronger smoke flavor than the fruits and nuts so I will try that on my next smoke. Of course I have all sorts of questions but I have been reading this forum for a couple of days now and I think I have a strategy for my first Boston butt smoke! Thanks ahead of time for all the help! Happy to become part of the addiction!