Yesterday I used my MES30 for the first time. I placed a brisket and ribs in it. I started the brisket first, set the temp at 230. I placed the brisket on the rack just above the water pan. I used the temp probe to watch the internal temp. After 10 hrs it hit 200 and I wrapped it in foil and a towel for 45 min. The meat was really tender but dry. I used a water pan in the smoker but I think brisket was too small for smoking, only 8 lbs. For the ribs I used the 3-3-0 method and they turned out really tender and juicy. Could use some sage advice.