Well guess which group I found. This site seems to be great friendly and my first post was about the Gander Mountain sale last weekend for Black Friday. Basic little MES.
I am an auto Mechanic outside Chicago and like to cook. Got a mean crockpot pot roast if your interested.
Anyway been Jones'n to try actually smoking food, not just some liquid smoke in the crockpot for pulled pork (for which I get really good compliments even against the smokers). The next level must be attained. Really want to learn brisket my favorite BBQ meat.
Signed up for the E-Course and looking forward to learning as much as I can 'til I get to practice starting after Christmas.
Love the suggestions and got a lot to learn.
My first smoker is the MES Model 20070111. Not the best but should be fun anyway.
Thanks for all your help already and going forward,