Hi all, Brian here, located in Indianapolis. I have been a lurker of this site for the past month, ever since I bought my â€œclearance pricedâ€ Rival K.C. Smoker from Wal-Mart. Following my purchase of this bargain priced smoker, I also purchased Jeffâ€™s Rub and Sauce recipe. All I can say at this point is â€œIâ€™m hookedâ€ I have been using my KC for the past three weekends in a row. First I tried Pulled Pork, then a Fattie, A Meatloaf, and this past weekend Spare Ribs. Based on these successes and my enjoyment of my â€œnewfound hobbyâ€, I went out and bought a new MES at Sams club. Hopefully the rain will let up for me this weekend so that I can season this wonderful unit. Prior to these smokers, I had only played around with my 2004 Gas â€œFront Avenue Grillâ€ (Char-Broilâ€™s relabeled grill sold by Costco). I would smoke ribs by adding a water pan and a wood chip filled foil packet. It wasnâ€™t until my KC purchased led me to this fantastic site that has allowed me to â€œsee the light through thin blue smokeâ€. So, to all of the helpful posters on this site whoâ€™s suggestions have helped to avoid what Iâ€™m sure would have been many countless mistakes, Thanks!!! Now, on to research ideaâ€™s and recipes for my newly acquired MES.