I've been lurking for a while and finally decided to introduce myself. I originally had an electric R2 unit about 6 years ago which worked pretty well, but upgraded to a charcoal upright Brinkman (not the R2 type). I've turned out some pretty good eats but always had problems with wind and cold here in IA, so I've just purchased an MES. This was after a debate to get a Smoky Mountain Smoking Pro. Yesterday I tried out a turkey breast with mesquite and it turned out pretty good. I think I like the flavor of my old smoker better, though. I just want to be able to smoke large pieces of meat w/o having to babysit all night and day. Anyhow, "Hi" and hopefully I will be able to share some things with others as you guys do so well. Sam Edit: Wow, totally missed the Roll Call portion of the forum!