I'm not a seasoned smoker, but that's probably because of the cheap charcoal smoker I tried to use so many years ago. Can't remember the brand, but it was red and had an open bottom and two porcelain bowls. Everything came out bitter so I gave up on it... Anyway, I have a Masterbuilt electric smoker on my Christmas list and am looking forward to getting back into it. I've cooked some ribs and a beef roast "low and slow" on my Weber kettle. They turned out well, but I think the temperature control on the MES should help a lot. I've done a lot of browsing on SMF since joining. Seeing the successes posted here and the help given is amazing. And I'll have to admit my mouth waters like Pavlov's dog every time I open a new thread. So a big Howdy to you all!