Believe it or not my wife & I have been vegetarians for 30 years. Not even chiken or fish, but in our retirement we decided to try new things. We bought a 40" MES at Sam's club & with the help of SMF we have sucessfully smoked spare ribs, babybacks, turkey breast, ABT's, and our favorite corned beef brisket ( Thanks "Dude Abidies" ). The help we have received from the folks on this site has been incredible. The rubs, the sauces, the recipes for cole slaw and baked beans all have been the best we could imagine. We just went to a pot luck & took the cole slaw recipe that Irishteabear posted, & like she said it dissapeared quickly. We can't thank all of you experienced smokers enough for sharing your knowledge with us newbies. It would have taken years of trial & error to get where we are in just a few weeks.