Hey guys... I should find my new MES 40 (Gen1) from Amazon when I get home from work. I've downloaded the manual and read in advance what I have to do to "pre-season" the smoker. It bascially said to run it at 275 degrees for about 3 hours. In the last 45 min, it states to add the wood chips. Is that about it? I've read here people doing a "break-in." Is basically just the first thing they smoke after the "pre-seasoning" is done? Is there anything purposeful I need to know about this? I'm thinking about doing some boneless, skinless chicken breast (from Costco) as my trial run. Like another fella noted, if I screw this one up, it's just $2 worth of meat. Also, I also bought the AMNPS and a pound of AMNS pellets (apple). I've got trout caught this season in the freezer that's been waiting for the smoker. I think I'm just going to pick some hickory chips locally and use that to do the pre-seasoning and the break-in with chicken (and save the apple pellets for when I'm ready for the trout). Anything else you guys recommend I do or keep in mind?