I purchased my first smoker this past weekend and had decent results. Biggest issue was my rub was too spicy for some guests. But now I know. I bought an electric master built 30" smoker. I disnt go with gas as My BBQ is natural gas piped and I didn't want to buy a propane tank. I didn't want the added task of charcoal. I know some will dislike electric. But it worked for me at this first attempt. Attached is a picture of my first attempt. Any tips hints or do nota are welcome. I will be reading the forums and learning as much as I can. Thanks to those who spare their time to run the site.