I purchased my new generation 30" MES several weeks ago with a stand to elevate it about 16". I also purchased a side shelf, and it should arrive shortly. I'm getting a little frustrated not being able to crank it up and use it yet. We are still getting snow up here in Bismarck, and we still have over a foot of it where the smoker is intended to set on the back deck. Every time I go through the garage I see the smoker standing there almost begging to start cooking. I've spent a lot of time lately standing at the windows wishing for warmer weather to come.