There is so much info on this site, decided to stop lurking and at least register and say THANKS! My name is Ben. I live in Wausau, WI (central Wisconsin). My major obsession is homebrewing. Some of my brew buddies from the local homebrew club are also into smoking meats, I brought a sample of pulled pork from a brew club get together for my wife to try, and I got the green light to buy my MES30 off of Amazon! I have four smoking sessions in so far, including beef short ribs, chicken (twice), and a pork butt! I currently have a turkey curing, using Pops brine recipe! Can't wait for that to go in the smoker! See you in the forums!