Hi, I'm Joe from Lumberton in SE Tx. I'm really looking forward to learning from the group. I'm not exactly a rookie but I've never taken this real seriously either. I have an offset smoker made out of schedule 80 pipe that, once up to temp, is very easy to regulate. Problem is, unless I want to put on 4 or 5 briskets, it is a lot of trouble. So 3 or so years ago I got a bradley thinking it would get used more often. It definitely has but the pucks are expensive so I just picked up a MES. I've got it seasoned and have a pork butt thawing. So first smoke will be in a couple of days. Like I mentioned, I know I can learn a lot from this group, great tips and recipes as well as probably a few "hacks" to improve the hardware.