This summer I joined this forum when I bought a brinkmann electric smoker. Loved that thing, had a great time learning to smoke until it died on me after the 5th-ish time using it. I dawdled around for a while, decided not to get another smoker since I'm in college and didn't have the money.
The other day I got the smoking bug again.. next day I went out and bought a MES 40" from sams club. Way more than I ever planned on spending on a smoker, but I love this thing! It's great to be back here. First forum I've ever been on where the comraderie is really great.
Anyways, here she is in all her glory. First smoke I made a brisket.. turned out awful hah. Still trying to figure those out. Made some chicken on it later that turned out great, tomorrow I'm doing a 12 lb bird (trying out Tony Cachere's Creole Butter injection as a test before making the Thanksgiving turkey) and a pork butt that I'm testing out some injections/rubs on. Wish me luck!
My only complaints are that it loses a ton of heat when the door is open for just a few seconds, and the damn on/off button on the controller turns off the actually smoker instead of the controller. Still scratching my head over that one.. regardless, really fantastic product.
Nice to be back