I originally bought a Gen 2 MES30 from Lowes last week and got two pretty good smokes out of it. However, I decided that a larger unit might be better for the rare occasion that I cook for a large group and it's also nice to not have to cut ribs in half to get them to fit. I took it back to Lowes and exchanged for va MES40 Gen 2. I haven't put it together yet but will get to it tomorrow. I'm a little nervous since I've read horror stories on this unit. Does anyone have any tips? My AMNPS also arrived yesterday so I would love some tips using it with this smoker too. Oh, how does this smoker handle small cooks? Like just. A single chicken.