Hi everyone, I am new to smokingmeatforums. I hail from Saskatchewan, Canada. I just purchased my first electric smoke from Cabelas. It is a MES 30. I seasoned it yesterday and am eager to try it for real. I have smoked on my natural gas Q but am really looking forward to a more intense authentic smoking process. With that said I am having a difficult time deciding what to try first on the smoker. Any suggestions are welcome. I am leaning towards ribs or pork butt. Also I am wondering about what people have rigged up for their MES to sit/stand on as right now I have it just sitting on my deck. I am looking for ideas for it to sit up a little higher so I don't have to bend down so much. Thanks to everyone who responds and I am sure enjoying all the insightful information on this forum!