Hello all, I have been smoking for over 15 years. My first smoker was a propane, wore that one out in a few years so my son bougt me another. Wore that one out so I picked up an MES at Sams about 8 years ago. I just smoked that one to death so I went to Sams last month and bought a new one. Did Spares last week and am doing my first Butt on the new smoker today. I belonged to SMF years ago, but kind of lost track of you guys. Hope to spend more time on the forum, now that I am retired and have more time to smoke . The adventure continues.