Hiya everyone. I've got my first house, and now I need my first smoker. I'm willing to spend up to $300 on it, and Sam's Club is selling the 40" MES for $299.00 My problem is that I'm a pretty picky eater, and everyone tells me not to buy an electric smoker. But I want an insulated box with temperature control so I can do an overnight slow smoke. Can you tell me what I need to do to the MES so I can get the same flavor and smoke ring as a gas, pellet or charcoal smoker? I'm fairly handy but I'm trying to avoid buying a gas smoker, converting it to natural gas, installing a gas oven temperature controller on it, and figuring out how to insulate it. I've successfully smoked at 190 degrees with charcoal before, and it was tasty, but it was a hassle. My intention is to regularly smoke with pecan. Thanks for you help. Keep cool and smoke on!