Hey all, I'm Nate from Scottsdale, AZ.
I've wanted a smoker for a couple of years but Scottsdale fire code = no propane/charcoal on upstairs condo balconies. I almost pulled the trigger on an MES last year until I was talked out of it by some of the smoker guys on a general message board that I frequent (all suggested a WSM as a starter).
Fast forward to last week, there was a 10-page thread about how great it is having a smoker and there was little bit more love this time around for the MES. A few posts later and I was sold -- signed up for a Sam's Club account and purchased an MES40. Looking forward to learning and getting to know you guys.
From poking around the last couple of days, I'm impressed with how helpful the members of this forum are...and have already started putting together some follow-on purchases:
- Maverick ET-732
- BBQ Gloves
Anyways happy to join the community -- catch you guys around.
Bonus: pic of my first smoke