hi, name's Tim and so far this has been a great forum. Lots of info and sharing of ideas and hardly any flaming. Excellent!!!!! anyway i have been grillin for years but just recently got into smoking. I have a sidebox smoker and just recently got the new ss MES with window. I love it. It is much more consistent than my other grill (too many air leaks). I have so far smoked a butt, some ribs, and a couple of fatties. mostly from recipes here, thanks. i'm from Humboldt, TN about halfway between Memphis and Nashville. Hello to everyone and it's great to be here!!!!!