Hey everyone. Newbie smoker here. A few of my family members have used smokers (wood) to cook brisket and ribs for years, and I became interested about a year ago. I got a great deal on a Big Easy electric smoker and used that for a few smokes. Now I've upgraded to a 30" MES and I love it. I live in the burbs so the electric smokers are more convenient for me. I used these forums a lot for my first smokes, so I decided to join. I'm a fan of most meats, but my favorites are brisket, pulled pork, and bbq chicken. I am 28, live near Fort Worth, TX, and just bought my first house back in September. Now that I've got a few smokes under my belt, I hope to start smoking once or twice a month. I'll be browsing the forums for ideas.