I have a MES40 that I recently purchased from Sams Club. So far, I have made a couple of Beer Can chickens as well as smoked several batches of nuts. Yesterday, I smoked three pans of nuts (approx. 1 pound per pan) at 275 degrees. I removed the water tray and put one pan on each of the bottom three shelves. Since it was only nuts that I was smoking, I didn't bother putting the Maverick ET732 probe in. I was amazed that it took approximately 4.5 hours to brown the nuts with the MES40 cranked as high as it would go. Is this normal? I suppose that I am going to have to run some tests to check the temperature. Do nuts really take that long to cook?