hey everyone, Louisiana Newbie here, Im so excited about this new world of smoking some meats. I just got my new Mes electric smoker,and am smoking today for the first time. Im smoking a boston butt, guided by the professional isntructions on here. Im enjoying the heck out of it. I am finding out though that my new smokers built in temp guage is running about 40 degrees higher than the actual temp. I have tried 2 seperate digital thermometers and they are both telling me the same thing. So, at temps of 275,Im only getting about 230-235 with the other guages. Im not sure it if should be that far off,but right now Im smokin.lol I took a few pics and am now in the foil process. Ill try and post a pic of the finished product later. I look forward to learning from this forum and also getting to maybe now some of you in the future.