Been lurking here for a bit and thought I'd better introduce myself. Travis, 31 from central Iowa. I don't actually have a smoker yet, but I have it on good authority that my in-laws have procured a MES30 for me for Christmas. I've been hanging here soaking up as much info as I can. I'm pretty sure my first smoke is going to be at the end of December in central Iowa so that ought to make things interesting. I do have a detached garage that's insulated and I can heat if need be so I'm already thinking about a hood system to vent outside. I stay pretty busy playing drums in a band so that leaves me less time to experiment than I'd like but I plan to attempt some delicious treats any free weekend I get. Lots of good info here....a great resource!