Hello all. I stumbled on this forum when researching a smoker purchase. Wow, what a knowledgeable group! I now have a MES40 and any wait to get it seasoned this weekend. My only experience with smoking has been doing a few pork butts with a Weber propane grill using indirect heat and a small smoker box. The results were good, but definitely not the right tool for the job! I can't wait to learn more from you all as I get started with real smoking.