Hello all. Thanks you so much for the wealth of knowledge here on the forums. I recently bought an MES 30 smoker after trying my hand at a little smoking on a propane grill. I'm just getting started and have a lot to learn. I live north of Birmingham Alabama. My first attempt was some chicken breasts wrapped in bacon. I used a little applewood for smoke. Turned out mighty tasty! My family ate it all. Planning on trying a butt tommorow. I look forward to getting to know y'all. Cheers, Derek.