I was talking with my bride about my smoker. I mentioned that I wanted to try overnight smokes for big pork butts and to experiment with brisket (since I have never done these). When I was a boy, we had a house fire and I have never felt comfortable leaving an open fire overnight and since I have a GOSM big bock, overnight smokes had not really been something I could consider. I told her that an electric smoker could do this and the only disadvantage I could see was the lack of a smoke ring, which I never felt was a necessity. She said she thought an early Christmas present was a possibility (since she didn't have to come up with and idea, find the item, buy it, or wrap it, GOSH DARN!). Anyhow, I went searching and found what I wanted on Amazon.com. She said great, she had some stuff she wanted there, too so go ahead. My brand new MES 40" was delivered yesterday afternoon. I am going to set it up and season it this weekend. Have I a wonderful bride??