Hey everyone I have been lurking on the forum for about a week and decided to join the group. I am new to smoking sort of I have a big pit that was made from old oilfield pipe but it has no fire box on it so I cook South Texas style mesquite coals well below the meat. Lots of work but it is a great afternoon. I am purchasing MES 40 from SAM's this week and cant wait to play with it. I mainly cook brisket and pork ribs but plan on trying pulled pork soon.