First post, my name is Jason I live in Scottsdale AZ. I've done ribs a few times on my Cheapo Brinkmann. Actually it was free. And I just purchased and MES-30 Gen 1 (YAY) from Amazon. And I went ahead and bought the AMNPS too. I am committed to serving a small dinner party some BBQ in a few weeks. I'm pretty much a newbie at this, so I will probably have some questions about smoking a brisket in the MES. I will probably do some ribs in the Brinkmann at the same time. I opted for the MES, for 2 reasons. I want something more set and forget. And, we have a cabin up north. In the summer, when we use it most, it's pretty customary to have open flame restrictions due to wild fire danger.