I just finished seasoning my new MES 30" smoker about 20 minutes ago and I want to smoke something NOW. Of course I have nothing to smoke. The unit so far (since I haven't actually done anything with it) is really cool. I had it assembled in about 15 minutes and thankfully, it isn't heavy. I have a bad back and knee and I am able to lift it onto a table and move it around on my own. I noticed no leaks around the door during the wood chip phase, which is good. My father marvelled at the remote control--that thing has some good range! I had my father in the farthest part of the house (approx. 50 feet) turning the light on and off. Tomorrow, I plan on picking something up to smoke--don't know what yet. Thought about something pork. But I do have a fresh poultry farm just down the block. Maybe get a chicken. They also have duck and rabbit. I've never had those before, but willing to try. The good thing is that I have cures landing here tomorrow via FedEx and I hope to make my first slab of bacon in time for Easter brunch.