Hello everyone, My name is Ben and I've been smoking for a couple years now. I use 3 completely different types of smokers, a CampChef pellet, vertical propane and a MES 30. I started off with the traditional off set barrel wood smoker, but just didn't have the time to master it. I recently found this forum based on my searches for MES tips and recipes. I really enjoy the challenges and rewards that smoking has to offer. I'm constantly on the lookout for new ideas and recipes and feel that there is always something to learn. My newest venture is the MES 30 which I picked up at WalMart on a 50% off sale they were having. Personally I had never thought about using an electric smoker. I'm having fun with it and waiting for my AMNPS to arrive (which I ordered based on this forums recommendations). One day I'm hoping to find time to learn how to cook on a traditional wood pit.