My name is Michael, and I have been lingering around and reading the forums for about 8 months now, and finally decided it might be time to just join in. I have an MES 30 with Cold Smoking Kit, and have been smoking for about 8 months as well, so still relatively new. Learning a lot and trying new things. Cold Smoking Kit is new, so will be using it for the first time soon. I got tired of crappy thermometers that I seemed to always need to buy new probes for ( or just buy a new unit ), so I ended up building my own waterproof, wifi thermometer with web interface which ill show off soon in a new thread. Next step is to use the same device to replace the temp controller unit. And i just found a post of someone controlling the CSK with a dimmer, so will probably look at integrating that as well. I am enjoying the tinkering as well as the awesome smoked grub!