We recently replaced our dead Little Chief with a 40" MES. Yesterday we did the burning seasoning and today we did our first smoke with it. The main smoke was to do a brined turkey. We also thew on some pieces we had in the freezer to make some room for other things. We ended up doing the turkey, a pork loin that we wrapped with homemade bacon and a couple half slabs of ribs. All in all, we were pleased. The turkey took longer than expected. The wood was a mix of apple and cherry. I am grateful for what I have learned about the MES here at SMF. You all helped to make for a great first smoke. Here is some Qview. Pork loin wrapped with homemade bacon. Ribs finished with a glaze of homemade spicy green tomato jam The ribs were nice and tender! Brined and basted turkey.