Hi folks, Call me Joe. I'm from Jeffersontown, Kentucky and just getting ready to get started in smoking, although I know quite a few people that do it. The taste finally won me over. I've always loved smoked foods, but recently had some smoked pork tenderloin at a little country restaurant and it was the final straw. When my son recently asked me what I wanted for Fathers Day I told him a smoker and have been investigating them ever since. Probably going with the MES30. Checked out some of the forum threads in the electric smoker board to get some information and decided to register to ask a question and because I expect I'll be stopping by occasionally for advice and maybe to brag about some smoking I did if all goes as planned (fingers crossed). Great website and I'm sure I'll be back in the future.