HELLO, My name is deerjohn, and I am fresh to the world of home smokers. I have lived in beautiful Western Michigan for 75 years. I am a dedicated Hunter and Fisherman and spend a lot of time bowhunting at my cottage in northern Michigan. I am retired after 49 years in the marina industry. I just purchased a 30" Masterbuilt, and I'm looking forward to many hours of fun and good eats! I usually have two self butchered deer in my freezers each fall and plan to do a lot of venison sausage. HAPPY SMOKIN !!