I stumbled across this site a few days ago while researching smokers. This site seems to be a wealth of knowledge. I am a complete newb when it comes to smoking, but I look forward to learning a lot. I am about to go pick up my MES 40 from Sam's, and I have already placed my order for the AMNS 6x8 and a Maverick 732. I live in Central Texas which is known for some awesome beef bbq. I'm looking forward to learning about smoking brisket and would love to find as many traditional central texas style pointers...as well as branching out to try other recipes. Thanks in advance for all of the great information this site has to offer.