Hey everyone, glad to be a new member of this informative and fun community. Turned 54 today (ugh), and wife and kids informed me that they have ordered me an MES 30 ss old gen smoker as my gift. They tell me i'm pretty good with the grill, so now they want me to move forward with a smoker. So, i look forward to gleaning information from all of you here, and hopefully becoming well "seasoned" in this form of food preparation. Thanks, look forward to getting to know many of you.