Hi there. I just discovered this forum recently while looking for information on making corned beef and pastrami. Decided to buy a Big Chief smoker yesterday. I figured it would be a simple but decent smoker to learn the basics on. I'm an apprentice lineman up here and usually quite busy, so finding time to pursue interesting hobbies like this can sometimes be difficult! There's tons of big game up in this area, hopefully I'll be sharing some Moose or Elk recipes with you folks eventually. That pup in my avatar is my Silver Lab, Hank Williams. Cheers!