Long time SMF voyeur finally joined to seek help finding a part for an older MES and whamo 15 mins I got my part. Great bunch of people on here and lots of great help.
Little bit about myself, I what I like to call a smoke and choke Chili head, I love heavy smoke hot spicy rub. have over 30 varieties of exotic peppers growing and the least hot is the Habanero up to the trinidad's and naga vipers. I even named my internet Co. Jolokia. I have several Smokers, I like the old traditional method of wood fires, low and slow cooking. I have been using the 3-2-1 rib method with a few variations, I have even developed a smoke chiller to add inline to my barrel smoker so I can smoke cheese and other low temp foods and I love to tinker and tweak equipment to suite my needs.
I am in San Jose Ca. with access to a few decent locations that cook food the way I like but when I travel I hit all the locals.