I make a lot of sausage and charcuterie and I had been meaning to get into smoking meats for a while. I got a Masterbuilt electric 30" on sale today as something to get started with. I'll probably get a charcoal smoker at some point too, but it was hard to pass up the really cheap sale price today. I'll most likely modify the MES to run a PID, as I have some extra PIDs and SSRs sitting around from homebrew projects. I like to tinker and work on electrical projects, so I think I'll have some fun modifying this cheap electric smoker.
I'm excited to smoke some of my homemade sausages and to finally start smoking the bacon I make rather than cooking it in the oven.