Just joined SMF after lurking for quite a while. I just ordered my MES 30" and my AMPS 5x8 and am anxiously awaiting their arrival early next week. I was born and raised in North Alabama with Big Bob Gibson's just down the road from me (my grandmother worked there for a long time back in the 60's and 70's and was the one who made their pies; my uncle used to discreetly pass us a brown paper bag full of pull of pork out the back door on Saturday morning). I can't not mention Whitt's and Greenbrier as big influences also :). I now live in St. Pete Beach, FL, just a stone's throw from the Gulf of Mexico where I enjoy year around smoking weather.
I look forward to reading and participating in this great forum!