I've been trolling the forum off and on for a while and visiting it regularly the last few weeks so I finally decided to join. This is one of the friendliest forums I've seen and it has been quite helpful. Thanks everyone! While I've lived in VA for over 12 years, I was born and raised in SC so pulled pork is near and dear to my heart. I've never been satisfied with how I can fix it without a smoker… Last year my dad gave me an older ECB Charcoal smoker. It was ok, but a pain to keep it going especially for longer smokes… I converted it to electric in hopes it would be easier, but it wasn’t. I converted it back to charcoal... So I ended up buying an MES 30” 2nd gen from Lowes last week. I’ve since seasoned it and will be smoking 3 pork shoulders (picnic) later today as the first smoke. I also bought the AMNPS just in case it doesn’t produce enough smoke since outside temps are rising… This is a great hobby! Right up there with homebrewing which I’ve been doing for many years. I’m looking forward to learning as much as possible and smoking everything I can! I’ll share “Qview” if I have time later today!