Just wanted to say that I am so thankful I found this forum. I have been wanting to start this "addiction" they call smokin' and until I found this forum I was too intimidated to do so. My name is Vince, I live in southeast Michigan but I love my Ohio State Buckeyes. I am the new owner of a MES 30", and am in the process of my first smoke. Nothing crazy just a 5lb chicken, which I stuffd with garlic, a butter and dry rub mixture and then put the same dry rub on the outside. Cant wait till it is done and I will hopefully be able to post some pics.