Hi everybody. Virgin smoker here. Just bought a MES 30 ( 20070910) from Walmart.com during their Black Friday sale and got it yesterday. I am in Northeastern TN and just fired it up. We have nearly an inch of overnight snow on the ground so call it dedication. We love BBQ and grilling so this will probably be one of our best purchases when we figure out what we are doing. Alot of info on this site, but it is easy to get lost in it too.