I am a noob. Just got my mes 30 in the mail and have already made a tough brisket and a dry pork butt. Didnt screw up the bacon or abts but thats hard to do. I have a hammock set up so i can stair into the thing like a zombie whilst it smokes. I also get pretty drunk while i am smoking it so we will see how my posts go. I will figure this out so i can one day be a self procliamed pit master. Appreicate any assistance i get from you guys.