Just got back from Lowes with a MES 30". Sale was $179.00, marked down to $149.00, Lowes card extra 5% off. Total with tax $153.94. Bit chilly here in NY today, temp is now at 21Deg's. Will get everything put together and season tomorrow when it supposed to hit 35Deg's. I have about 36hrs to figure out what to smoke first. Will keep informed of progress with my new MES.