Hello, My name is JT. I am new to smoking. My wife purchased the MES 30' elite for me for Christmas. I have two smokes under my belt. First was a little over 8 lb Boston butt. Smoke low and slow for 13 hours and pulled apart nicely. Made some great Que. Second was some sweet and spicy wings. Also turned out nicely. I grew up in NC in Wilkes county and the BBQ I grew up on was traditional NC pulled chopped vinegar based. I heard from a friend that this forum was full of useful and helpful information. Thanks for having me.