I'm sure this time of year is ripe with newcomers who got a smoker for Christmas! I unwrapped a Masterbuilt 7 in 1 and am looking forward to giving it a go! I've never used a smoker. I've recently started an attempt at better grilling, and very recently started camp cooking. I won't pretend to know much about cooking at all. I just know what tastes good -or bad- to me. I assembled the smoker last night and already understand what people mean when there's very little room between the water bowl and flame bowl to add wood. But I'll be trying out the tips I've found here to see what works. So far every question I've come up with already has an answer here. Thanks for being so helpful! But, I can tend to be a bit thick headed, so my apologies in advance if I post questions that have been answered a hundred times.