Let me start off by saying that I'm a total noob to smoking. I did a gheto conversion on my gas grill a couple of years ago, but sealing off almost every orifice with foil except one to create a draft and had GREAT success with a brisket. In fact had some friends up from Texas and they said it was the best they had since leaving there.
After doing a little reading here it seems that the MES is VERY popular. I'm looking to get a dedicated smoker now and kinda torn between the Bradley digital, and the MES (gen 1). Other than the pucks that the Bradley takes, are there any pros and cons that I should be aware of?