So I've had my smoker for almost 2 years and have only used it a couple of times. I have finally decided to seriously get into smoking meats. I've been doing some research and it sounds like the AMNPS and the maverick wireless thermometer are must haves for my smoker. (I plan on getting them very soon). In the mean time I am planning on smoking a pork loin on Saturday. Does anyone have a good beginner recipe for a pork loin? also until i get the AMNPS should I use chips or pellets? Should i fill the water pan or leave it empty, I've heard recommendations on both? From the reading I've done I should pull the loin between 140 and 145 for an internal temp and rest for at least 30 mins. Any other pointers? Once I do get the AMNPS i've read that there are different placements for it depending on if i have a gen1 or gen2 MES 30...how do i tell which one i have? It has the digital controls on top and has the internal meat probe. Thanks! and sorry for all the newbie questions!