Hello everyone, I found this forum about a week ago when trying to decide which smoker to buy (ended up getting a MES gen1 30 electric because that was my best option from the place I had a gift card for.) I've done some wood,charcoal and porpane smoking in the past but never more than a couple times a year. I'm a field engineer by trade working of electromechanical equipment. I am pretty active in the electric section of the big home brewing forum as thats one of my main hobbies as well as restoring cars, camping ,hunting , most of your stereotype manly hobbies lol... I have a brotherinlaw who is very into smoking and is building a large trailer smoker now and he has turned my onto the hobby as I have gotten him into home brewing... hope to learn (and share) a lot here, thanks.