I have searched through a bunch of threads and have not seen this addressed. I am doing the research for my dad. He currently has a gas smoker, but wants to sell it and get a large unit that has tight automatic temperature control. He said he is sick of staying up all night smoking. I know very little about smoking, but he tells me that fairly tight temperature regulation is needed for summer sausage smoking/curing, of which he does quite a bit. The digital Bradley Smoker does not regulate temperature tightly enough for his needs. The 6-rack Bradley unit would be perfect for him otherwise, especially w/ its size and automatic smoke generation control. Now, if push comes to shove I told him I would build an improved temperature controller for a Bradley unit if that turns out to be the best option. I am hoping that the MES will fit the bill, though. I am specifically looking at the larger Samâ€™s Club model. If you have an MES, could you answer the following questions? What model do you have? How much does the temperature vary around setpoint? How many sticks of summer sausage can you fit in yours, and what size sticks are you doing? I know I am asking a lot of questions, but I do not want to give my Dad poor advice. Thanks.