My MES got here at last. I seasoned it last night, and just put 2 fatties on, 1 with mozzerella and pepperoni, the other sharp cheddar. I have it set at 225. I know to cook them until they get to around 170*. I have a couple of ?'s... You have to set the time before the unit comes on, and the sun was beating down right on top of my control panel. How long can you set the unit to run? I set it for 3 hours last night to season. If 3 hours is max, do you have to keep resetting it every 3 hours? I read in my book that the time mist be set before the unit will turn on. I've read about the TBS, but mine looks more like a chimney billowing white smoke. Secrets? How often do you refill the chip loader? The manual says a cup full at a time. No Q-view for 2 reasons. 1, my digital camera's batteries were dead, and 2, my fatties looked more like skinnies. I guess I'll get better as I do them more. I think I stuffed them with too much filling, but oh well. Plus, I'm sure some of you guys have had more practice rolling things up than I have. It sure was messy. I laid them on cling wrap and tried to roll them with it. Wish me luck on my 1st smoke, and my Vols luck in the NCAA tomorrow against Butler!