My name is Matt. I am from Vermont. Right up on the Canadian border. I am new to the smoking world. Just purchased my MES 30" electric smoker with window last night. Got it from tractor supply, figured for $150 i couldn't go wrong. I seasoned it last night and have been reading as much as i can on here. I have decided my first attempt is going to be 3-2-1 spare ribs or 2-2-1 baby back ribs depending on whats available at the store when i go shopping. I have settled on a Chef Jimmy rub and foiling juice that i found on this site (so many options finally just broke down and picked one. he seems to get good reviews). Going to prep them tonight and apply the rub and hopefully smoke them tomorrow if i can get out of work early enough (shouldn't be a problem all about priorities lol). So here comes my question i have settled on a combination of apple and mesquite chips. I know the mesquite can be strong so i am leaning toward 75% apple and 25% mesquite. I do like mesquite flavor just a little scared to make it to strong. Is this a good mixture for ribs or should it be tweaked a touch either up or down? I understand everyones taste buds are a little different. Just looking for everybodies 2 cents.