Saturday I did my first smoke with my MES. I seasoned it Friday night and had some concerns as my maverick was reading about 25deg off from the MES controller. For the smoke I did a boston but. I preheated the MES for about 1.5 hours before loading it. It was set at 260. For the most par tmy maverick was in the 250-255 range. Total time for the cook was 7.5 hours, pulled at 208deg. I pulled the but out and placed it in my preheated cooler. We had to go somewhere and didnt get back home for about 4 hours. I got back home and the but pulled apart very nicely. Here is a shot of the resutls. I am very pleased with my MES so far. I had ordered an AMNPS earlier in the week and the mail man brought it after I had started. Got to try it out now.