Just wanted to say hi to all and thanks for the information I have already gained from this forum. I'm a new MES owner but not new to smoking. I recently purchase a Gen 2 40" smoker that I plan to use exclusively for snack sticks, bacon and sausage. For my regular smoking obsession I have 3 Big Green Eggs that are constantly being used. In the past I have used my eggs to make snack sticks, bacon and sausage but it is a real pain to maintain temps as low as 140-170 in the eggs. Looking forward to reading all this forum has to offer. Be well and keep on "Q"ing.