Hello, Chris in Indy here. Been lurking for a while but just bought the MES at Sams club. Had an ECB but really wanted more capacity and minimal babysitting really sold me on this unit. Anyway I'm working on seasoning it right now and will attempt my first smoke tommorrow with 4 racks of spares and 2 babybacks. Bought a Boston butt for pulled pork for my second for Monday night Football. Just wanted to say hello and thanks for all the info that has already been posted that has been truely helpful.