Hello All im Jim from Indiana formerly from Michigan. I have been here for a week or so but forgot to post in the roll call. Sorry about that but tomorrow is my 40th birthday so i forget sometimes. I'm new to smoking and unfortunately I bought an MES Gen 2 30" smoker last Thursday and couldn't get smoke until the temp reading was 260 on the outside. I know that the temps show are inaccurate but it was nearly 40 degrees off and wouldn't produce any smoke. Thanks to many from this site I returned it and am now in the market for a different smoker. Looking at Smokin It or something like it. Anything $200-$400ish range. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.