Hi, Great forum. I Just got a MES 30 smoker. Made some good baby backs and chicken quarters. Looking to smoke a *beef* cut but only for 4-6 people. Butcher has chuck roasts and I think brisket flats that were only a few pounds. I just want something tasty that is sliced and I want it to smoke quickly (6 or less hours)... I figure a 2 lb chuck or 3 lb flat will cook quicker than than a whole packer. Any suggestions on what cut you think would work or times or recipe for such a small amount of lbs? Thank you very much for the help. Also, when I set my MES to 275 my MES says is 275, but my digital thermometer i bought says temp is 240 when put in middle of smoker. Is this possible? What can i do to get my MES up to 275... Set it to 310? Is this possible? Thank you!