I'm new here. Just started smoking on a 30" MES. I've cooked 2_ 8 lb butts so far and with great results. I've read alot about these ele trip smokers here and have been learning a ton. Thanks to all of you. I bought mine at Bass Pro and so far it seems to be within five degrees inside compared to the digital setting. Seems I might have gotten lucky. I'm looking forward to more results and learning as much as I can here.