Hello everyone. Found this forum while looking for a recipe. The wife got me an MES 30 for my birthday and I am having some fun. I have been cooking for years using different smokers but this is my first electric. I found out first thing that the meat probe in my smoker reads 28 F hot. You have a great forum here with a lot of good input. I live in the country in south central Virginia. Look forward to a lot of interaction with you. First name is Henley.