Today I tested my MES 40 i got last week for Christmas with some chicken leg quarters. I made a pineapple brine I found online somewhere. The biggest thing my wife noticed was the skin was edible...when I use charcoal/wood smokers, I'm using some some pretty high intense heat that makes the skin pretty tough, but the meat is pretty moist. But over all she gave it a thumbs up compared to my chicken I've been smoking for the past 30 years on all kinds of grills and smokers. I'm looking forward to future creations with it...this may be the end of my using charcoal and hardwoods to smoke....LOL One question I have is what do other MES owners do when it rains? Do you cover the electronic module at all. mine off my basement under my main floor deck and put a huge piece of cardboard above on the floor of the deck to act as a cover just in case. Below are some photos of the leg quarters as my maiden voyage. Tomorrow I get up to smoke a Brisket for a new years eve party I'm hosting.