I am Steve and live in Nashville, TN. I work in technology to pay the bills and support my flyfishing, tying and cigar hobbies. I have been smoking meat (mainly shoulder) for two years. I create my own rubs based off flavors my wife and friends like. For smokers, I have a Charbroil Charcoal Grill with an adjustable grate that I configure for smoking and recently, i purchased a MES 40 and seasoned her last weekend and will be smoking some wings and thighs this coming weekend. I have been lurking for a couple of weeks and there is so much valuable informationon the sight I really enjoy reading all the posts and continuing to glean. I will be sure to take pictures and share my first smoke in the MES via QView this weekend.