Technically it's not my first - I tried about a 6 oz medium cheddar block for 1 hour back in October when there were pellets left burning on my AMPTS. Rested it for 3 weeks and was amazed at the taste. Time to get serious. Read a lot of articles and decided on 3 hours of cold smoke. I had ran out of Pitmasters Choice though and then couldn't find any hickory pellets on Sunday in my small town. I tried to mix hickory chips in the apple pellets I had but my AMNPS kept going out with the mix so I went to just pellets and lit the other side up. Ambient temp was around 45°, smoker never got over 60°F So mostly apple wood, 1.5 hours, flipped and 1.5 hours on the other side. In retrospect I think I should of moved the AMNPS all the way to the bottom of my MES. And I need to buy the Q Matz. I'll let you know how it tasted in 3 weeks. That's my annual wine and cheese party.