Did our first smoke in my new MES on Saturday.. A couple of game hens, lightly coated with olive oil, salt, pepper, and onion powder, with some chopped garlic and lemon juice in the cavity. Smoked over hickory chips. 225 for about 2 1/2 hours. Came out pretty good. Flavor was good, but they were a little overdone and dry. I am suspecting that the thermometer on the MES is fairly inaccurate, and will be checking it with a separate thermometer wen I get a chance. I didn't get to eat much as I have had a nasty stomach bug since Friday night, but the wife loved it, and if she is happy then I'm happy. Didn't even get to snap a picture before she dug into them.