New guy out here in Japan. Surprisingly I had a hard time finding a smoker out here, so I ordered a Masterbuilt 30" Smoker. Looking forward to be outdoors using it. Hopefully I'll pick up some tricks of the trade which will result in good food. As for why I'm out here in Japan. I work two military contracts for John Deere(loaders & crawlers) and JLG (boom lifts & forks). Travel quite a bit with work, but I definitely plan to put some hours on my MES 30 while watching movies or listening to tunes in my theater in between the time. Excellent forum with tons of knowledge. I do plan to stick around for awhile. Thanks all.