My friends call me Hoss I am very much a newbie and just recently broke in a Brinkman charcol smoker and gave it to a buddy of mine (who will be joining this site I am sure) and I picked up a Cabela's Premium Vertical Smoker propane smoker 48"H x 16"W x 16"D. So far it has worked great for me and I have smoked several salmon (Silvers and Pinks) and a lot of Chicken (NWDave showed me the way) and I smoked my first turkey this Thankgiving. Thank God it turned out great!!!!!!!!! I grew up in LaConner and my dad and I had a commercial gillneting licence and his dad had a smokehouse where we used to make some increadible smoked salmon when I was a kid. I am looking forward to leaning a ton off this site and trying out a lot of new recipies!!!!! Here is my turkey I will post pictures of my salmon later. I am an avid hunter and fisherman and I am very much looking forward to smoking a bunch of Elk and making my own Pepperoni and summer sausage and most inmportant to smoke some tuna!!!! I fish for tuna and the belly meat is great smoked!!!! NWDave smoked a bunch for me and that is what got me fired up to start this. Ok I am done for now......... I am awaiting my first 5 day smoking lesson to start reading!!!!!!!