As some of you may have read in another thread, I'm having a lot of trouble getting the heat up on my MES. I'm only getting about 225 when I set it at 275. That's with damper closed to hold in the heat. For all MES owners, are you having any trouble getting up to 275? How much meat are you smoking while getting higher temps? The rep at Masterbuilt told me I had too much water in my pan and if I'd put about 1/4, I could get temps up to 250-260. After talking to a couple of MES owners here, it sounds like I'm having some other problem. If you could let me know how much you smoke at one time and if you have temp troubles I'd appreciate it.