Hi all, My name is James and I am really just learning to smoke. My wife gave me a MES40 gen1 for fathers day and I am learning how to use it. I have lived in Texas most of my life with the exception of a short time in Fla and overseas. I have lurked for a bit and have already picked up a lot of pointers. I am looking forward to a long smoky relationship with my meat. (no pun intended) thank you for having me.