So this was my first attempt in the MES 40 with the AMNPS, Pitmaster blend and Maverick ET-732 dual probe gauge. Here is what I did.... These are 4lbs Venison burger and 1lb straight pork cap fat...... with a Hi-Country seasoning mix from my kit (need to use it up). I also added a few tbls of powdered soy milk and cure #1 as it's less salty then the packet that comes with it. First I hung them on the dowel for 1 hr while the MES came up to temperature. Into the smoker at 8am internal temp at 130*.... 9am - Temperature pushed up to 140* and added smoke with the AMNPS. 9am - 11am - Smoked at 140* with smoke.... 11am - 1pm - Smoked at 150* with smoke.... 1pm - 3pm - Smoked at 160* with smoke .... Internal Temp sitting at 126* with Maverick gauge. Pulled AMNPS out and to my delight I couldn't believe that I might have dialed that bugger in.. I placed the AMNPS on top of an 8x8 aluminum pan in the bottom LEFT corner (THANK YOU TODD for that info).... 3pm - 4pm - Temperature up to 170* - NO AMNPS and IT is reading now at about 4pm at 151* so I pulled them out and layed them on the cutting board for about 1hr (We went to evening Mass so they sat while we were gone)... Upon coming home I put them in a brown grocery bag, rolled it up and tied it and placed in the refrigerator for the 24 hour sitting. So here is my question...... I calibrated again that Maverick ET 732 and it seemed to vary a good bit with internal temperatures and food temperatures... If you look at the 2nd to last picture you can see the temperature probe hanging in the clip which actually worked in between the metal rungs that the grates slide in between. You will also see the two food probes, 1 from maverick and 1 from MES ( I know the MES one stinks but I wanted to see if it was even close and honestly it was only 4-7 * off the whole smoke) So am I doing this correctly ? Is there a better way to suspend that temperature probe ? Do the links get to a point where the temperatures just do not read 100% accurately because they seemed to fluctuate more as it got to the end and I really thought I would be going longer than I did? . Any advice, ideas, thoughts would be so greatly appreciated.... Once I cut them, I'll post some more Q-Views.... Thank you for looking.... Tony UPDATED Q-View Pictures So as you see from the above strategy I kept smoke on for about 5 hours and the taste is absolutely delicious. I would definitely recommend smoking it like the directions above for 4-5 hours.. This was the first time I was able to obtain TBS and it was a beautiful thing!!!!