I just purchased the 30" Masterbuilt with window and remote. It cost $289.00 and that was the cheapest I could find it anywhere. Even Walmart was ten more dollars. Plus no charge on shipping since I spent more than $49.00 Now I know everyone is going to say that I should have bought the 40" and there's a reason I didn't. I want to build a permanent wood smoker in the backyard when the time is right. I'm sure it would be nice to have the 40" but for $100 dollars more I just couldn't do it. I've been pretty much convinced, reading everyones input on all the smokers that the MES was the way to go. My question to everyone is.. Is the Amaz-N-Smoker Something I would want to use in it? I have never used an electric smoker yet FYI.. Is there any tips I may have missed that are a must? I know its mainly trial and error like everything else in this world. Whats the lowest temp it goes to? I couldn't find that answer any where maybe I missed it. Wood chips? I saw someone say wood chunks work better... And how much energy does this sucker take up if left running for a long time? Thanks in advance for any help..