Hello all, First time smoker from Minnesota here. My dad recently purchased the Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite 40in Digital Smokehouse to get us started. He is mainly looking to do Jerky, Beef Sticks and sausage, and I am really looking to experience it all! Hopefully this is just a stepping stone to some more advanced smoking! We will have it up and running this weekend and plan to start with some basic ribs to get us going. Any tips and tricks would be much appreciated! I have spent the last 3-4 days pouring over the wealth of information in the forums, and I am sure glad that I found them! The trouble is there is so many different recipes and preferences for ribs that it is hard to pick just one to go by. I think our plan is just to start with some simple BB's and go from there. So any information that anyone could provide would be very helpful, and I look forward to hearing what everyone has to say! Thank you all for your time!