Hello, It's wonderful to be here at SMF. I was researching smokers and all of the awesome things I can smoke when I found this forum. I'm happy to be here and to have found so many people who are as excited about smoking as I am! I've enjoyed reading all of your posts. Sometime ago, I realized I wasn't going to get the results I wanted without a smoker. A few months ago, I hit my breaking point. I baked a nice, prepared pork butt low and slow in my oven for, maybe, 12 hours. I dry brined it for two days. I added liquid smoke to the pan (don't hold it against me...). It came out with no more flavor than a glass of water! That's when I knew! After much contemplation, I got myself an MES 340G (Masterbuilt electric smoker). It's my first smoker, of any type. I'm looking forward to smoking everything that can possibly be good in there, all the wood-food combinations, all the techniques, and to sharing with and learning from all of you.