Welcome, from southern Ohio, to the best forum on the internet if you are looking to learn how to BBQ/smoke/brine/cure/inject. Well you get the picture if you can do it to something you put on a plate to eat then someone here has probably done it. Use the search bar at the top of the page and you will be led to the answer to most every question you can think of. If you don't find the answer there then just post it and someone will chime in with their opinion on the subject.
I read your other posts about the troubles you had with your first smoker. The replies you got from the members should help you make an informed decision for your next step. I have a gen1 40" MES that I have used, in 25 deg weather here in Ohio, with no problems getting to 250 deg. But it sits pretty much out of the wind.
Good luck with what every you decide!!!
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