My name is Tanner and I live in the Portland, Oregon area. I love to cook and grill. Both of my brothers have Traeger's and now I want to get into smoking. I need some help getting started and I have a few questions. I'm not sure where to post them so if I need to put them elsewhere, please point me in the right direction. First, I inherited a smoker from my wife's grandpa. I need help figuring out the brand (if any) and what I should do to it to improve it's function. Is this considered an electric smoker because of the heating element? Are the grates for meat and the mesh for fish/jerky? There is what looks like a drip pan under the bottom rack, but no real smoker box. Basically trying to figure out how to use this. Thanks in advance and I can't wait to get started.