Hey everyone! My name is Randy. I am pretty new to smoking. I have been watching this site for awhile now and finally decided to join. I have MES that I bought this spring and I love it. For the time I have it works great with my schedule. I am hoping to learn a lot from you guys, so some day I can muster up the courage to get large wood fired smoker. I first got the smoking bug in of all places but Iraq. Sounds kind of crazy but, we built a makshift grill/smoker and got chickens and lamb from a local farmer. From then on I have been hooked. Take care.