My name is Trent, and I am in Northern Ohio (8 inches of snow yesterday and 50 degrees today)! I have an offset Chargriller, and am thinking of getting the new MES-40. Any thoughts? I like the idea of the electric, as adding lump charcoal every 1.5 to 2 hours, on a long smoke gets tiresome. I ran into this forum doing a search on smokers, and am glad I did! I am on vacation next week, and if the weather stays managable, plan on smoking some shoulders or a brisket. Will post some pics if I am able to cook...keeping my fingers crossed for the long range forcast.