My name is Ronnie, I have a beautiful wife of 15 years, and a son currently serving in the United States Air Force. We (my wife and I) were blessed 13 months ago with my son's first child (boy), oh what a joy to be a Grandparent! I recently became the owner of a new MES 30 digital smoker. I am awaiting my AMNPS and pellets. The MES, stand, and cover, are still in their boxes until my smoker and pellets arrive. I am excited to begin this journey into all things smoked. I am sure I will have lots of questions about smoking meats and cheeses, along the way of the learning curve, so to speak. Thank you for allowing me to be a member of this forum.