So, I have been smoking for 15+ years or so and I don't think I have ever had the classic smoke ring in any of the meats I've done (brisket, roasts, butts, loin, etc.). Never had a problem with flavor or taste, just no pink ring. Am I missing something or is that "normal". I started with a Sausage Maker electric unit, but have been using MES units for past 8 years. Again, never have had a flavor issue so never really thought much about it.