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Original poster
Jan 12, 2014
St. Louis MO
Hi guys, this looks like a great resource. Have a new MES 40" gen1, just shaking it out, but 20+ years with an electric bullet type doing shoulders and turkeys we're very pleased with. The old tub is rusting thru and about to die, so I got the MES based on users here, and the AMPS pellet tray.

Do woodworking for a living, so have LOTS of oak, maple, alder, cherry, that kind of stuff. Would prefer to use my "free" wood for smoking, but with the new unit I'll stick with Todd's pellets at least until I've figured it out and have it working reliably.
Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   
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Welcome RF

Please checkout and join the MES owners group here on the forum. You'll find great information on the care and feeding of your new unit! Lucky man to have all that tasty wood on hand!

You will find plenty of friendly folks with great advice on this forum. Lt the search bar at the top of the page be your new friend.  There are over 1 million post on this forum.  And that a lot of powerful knowledge right at your finger tips. Or just ask! If you have not checked it out already, Give Jeff's 5 day ecourse a try.  It is free and full of great information to make you an even better smoker.

Again Welcome.

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