Hello all - Shawn from Pennsylvania - first time smoker bought a MES 30 and love it. First batch after seasoning the smoker was ribs, then ham and now have chicken thighs smoking. Great information and the pics are great too. Here is my first smoke did 2-2-1 no rub just wet sauce last hour - good smoke flavor used oak wood chips and some of my own slab pieces (last longer). Didn't get pics of the ham but it was great also.