Hello from Fargo North Dakota, I was a cook (prep, line, and grill) throughout high school and college so I have some cooking experience. I got a cheopo smoker from home depot for Christmas and got hooked. I just bought a MES because I wanted the insulation to smoke year round here in the cold weather. I have been cruising around on this sight and figured I would jump in on the fun. I look forward to learning more and more as I sharpen my skills. Should be fun.