Been lurking for awhile, figured I might as well join. Been smoking for a few years now. I primarily use a 18.5 WSM for low and slow and a weber kettle for grilling. I also have a 22.5 WSM and just got a MES 1st gen 30 on Amazon for $149. I couldn't pass it up. Plan on using that for my bacon, summer sausage and snack sticks with my new Amnps. I look forward to learning from all the experience in these forums. What a great site this is!