Hello, So I have really been lurking around these forums for several weeks and I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of the posts on here. I recently bought a New Generation MES 40" after reading a few reviews on amazon and on here. I also purchased an AMNPS to go with it based on everyone's great endorsements. After getting the new smoker seasoned I tried to smoke some ribs and really wasn't all that happy with the results. The temperature of my MES was terribly low, and I just couldn't keep my AMNPS lit. Thankfully I'm not alone in my problems and I was able to fix all of them with help from this site. I'm looking forward to posting info about my mailbox mod and Auber PID install in hopes that it might help someone out like everyone's posts helped me. Thanks! Drbass P.S. I know there are several Husker fans on this site. I'm looking forward to the new season!