I started smoking on a used MES 30 in February of this year. I was hooked on smoking immediately, but knew I was going to need something bigger than what I was using. I started researching smokers, and when I found pellet smokers I knew that is what I wanted to get. I've had my Rec Tec for a little over a month now, and I absolutely love it. I do more cooking on the grill then I do in the house anymore. This little hobby or habit is starting to get expensive, lol. New grill tools, Maverick, just got a vacuum sealer, and I'm sure I'm going to need a slicer at some point. It works out in the end though, because we are eating out way less. the food coming off the grill is just too good to go out. Smoke on! Happy 4th everybody!