I just bought an MES 40" and got the chance to use it this last weekend. I used some cherry wood chips i still had as I didn't want to by more wood chips yet do to the fact i had ordered an A-Maze-N smoker to go in the MES. The ribs I smoked tasted pretty good and were pretty tender. I used the 3-2-1 method. I think the smoke flavor was a bit light though. I'm gonna try a brisket in a couple of weeks and ill use the A-Maze-N then. A couple of questions 1. where is the best place to put the A-maze-N in the MES? and will any 100 percent flavor wood pellets work? Walmart had some big bags of pellets but they were cooking pellets for smokers..i wasn't sure if they would work or not.