Finally got our electric MES 30 seasoned yesterday and decided to smoke some ribs. Came on here and looked and looked. You would be surprised at how hard it is to find information for a new person here. I found you should use the 3-2-1 method but then I could not find an explanation of what that actually was. If you put it in the search engine it gives 158 pages and the first 17 or so don't actually tell you what it is and then you get one thread that vaguely tells you, lol. Anyway, we did the best we could with what information I could find. I am sorry but I did not get a picture of when we first put the ribs in but did get a couple after the first 3 hours. We had the smoker set on 240 and it stayed between 230 and 240. We had no trouble keeping a thin blue smoke since I had read on here not to put a whole cup of chips in. I had a rub on them and when they were in the foil I sprayed them with apple cider vinegar. Here is after the first three hours: And this is them completely done. These were absolutely the best ribs we had ever eaten. Although this is my smoker, I only got to load chips in it once when Phil got busy. Phil took right over the "fire" part right off and seemed to enjoy smoking as much as I did. He definitely enjoyed the eating part. We also tried to do baked potatoes in the smoker with these. I had them in for the last three hours but they had to be finished in the oven besides that we had turnips and sourdough bread (I'll post picture of it in the Bread section).