Hi Everyone, I am looking to purchase a smoker for my boyfriend for Christmas, but I am clueless on where to start or what to get. Thanks to this forum and all of your input, I believe I have narrowed it down to a couple different choices. More specifically the MES 40 or the Bradley Digital or Original. However, most of the input I found was from 2012. Just wanted to see where you guys stand today and if I should go with one of the options I listed above or if there is something else you would recommend? My boyfriend is an avid hunter, but is a novice when it comes to smoking. Budget is around $350. Obviously looking for something durable/reliable, yet cost effective. Any insight is greatly appreciated.