Did my first cheese today. First time to use the A-Maze-N too. Used a cup of hickory and a cup of maple, we'll see how it taste in a few weeks. This is also the first time I have used the MES 40. Didn't use any heat just let it cold smoke. It never got above 50 degrees. This is what I started with, colby jack, gouda, monterey jack, sharp chedddar, mozzarella and pepper jack. I got most of it from Aldi I wasn't ready to spend a lot on cheese until I decided I knew what I was doing. Ready to go to the MES 40.... I got those racks at Wally World for 9 bucks for a set of 3 In for the smoke....I smoked this for 3 hours. Packaged and ready for the fridge. This is going to be a long two weeks.