This is under general because it crosses over several forums. I also think it would be hilarious if it happened to someone else! Collected up cheese from different sales over the past month for a cold smoke. Cut them to size and got the smoke generator going. Temp outside is about 55 so perfect weather and MES 40 was Waiting. So.... This is my first cold smoke. I used smoke generator attachment. I've read through everything SMF and have followed Bear Carver tutorial. Ironically I'd just made a crack to Bear about not cleaning my grates when I went outside to check the cheese to be welcomed by..... I assumed the timer on MES could be used without turning on heating element, wrong. Oh so, so, so, wrong.