Hi everyone! So I cheated.... joined the group but I don't own one yet. I'm looking into a model 3 and I thought this would be the best place to get my questions answered. I started a thread in the electric smokers section yesterday and this section was pointed out to me. Old thread: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/...king-at-mes-40-g1-vs-smokin-it-model-3-advice I live in an apartment and the amount of smoke coming out of the vent is a concern for me. With my MES/AMNPS combo if I had to I could pull the AMNPS out, pour some water on it and its out... no problems. I understand the AMNPS will not work in the SI units do to limited airflow. I also understand people have been known to have flair-ups when opening the door. I'm hoping the smoke level is not enough to cause me problems, but if I had to pull the box out to calm it down, could I? Or am I really risking a flair up? Also because of my concern over to much smoke coming out the vent I would probably only use half the recomended wood at least until I get comfortable with things. If I needed to add more (say afew hours in) could I easily add more? Believe me, I understand that ideally you want to add your wood, close her up and don't open the door till its done, but that just may not always be possible with my situation. Any thoughts or advice? I'd really love to pickup a model 3, but it's a lot of money to take a risk on having issues. Thanks!!! Kevin.