Hello to all! I've been skulking about on the forum for several day and thought it would be polite to join. I have learned so much already and I haven't even started received my smoker yet. Well that's not entirely correct. I've already purchased and returned my first smoker, a MB-40 new generation, without even opening the box and trying it out. It looked like there were just too many potential problems. So I have a Smoke Vault ordered that should be here on Saturday. I'm looking forward to the experiments (I am a science teacher) and mods (and I'm a tinkerer, too) that I'm certain to try as I learn the art of smoking meat. Cheers!