Hi everyone, well I am a newbie here and to smoking from Salina, KS. I received a Masterbuilt electric 40" smoker for my birthday and love it so far. From what I have read on here so far, these are referred to as a MES, correct? After my first attempt at ribs, I discovered that the smoker seems to cook at a higher temperature than the set point, at least compared to my cheap oven thermometer. Does anyone else have this problem? Anyways, I enjoy reading everyone's advice and recipes here and looking forward to smoking and trying new things. I think summer sausage may be my next attempt!