Well actually as you can see I have the MES and the mini going today, started a pastrami last night that should be coming out soon. I am sure people are tired of hearing this but I have to say it also. These minis are just the best little smokers you can make. This thing holds a steady temp better than an electric smoker, they are almost set it and forget it. The outside temp this morning when I got her started was 20° And using the minion method she has been holding at 235° With no help from me once I got her dialed in. So for hot smokes I added this vent to my mini that you see below. I added it for hotter smokes since I was only getting to about 275°With the bottom vent only. So when I started her up this morning I had both vents fuly open to warm it up and it reached 375° In about ten fifteen minutes. I have it closed for this smoke but it is going to be awesome when I smoke some yard bird here soon. I will post pics of the done food later.