Been cooking meats a while but just got my Christmas gift from the girlfriend - MES 30. Got it doing a preseason as we speak and hope to try something out on it this weekend. New to the electric smoker side. Have a propane 3 in one that I grew very tired of due to constant temp fluctuations. Hope this one keeps me satisfied for a while. Good site with lots of experienced smoker fans here - glad to be part of it and ready to learn....Will be looking for a good rub recipe on here ASAP.