Hello everyone: I am fairly new to smoking, but already am addicted. I just bought a new Smokin-It Model #2 electric smoker and absolutely love it!! I know it isn't anything like the big wood burning smokers, but for a newbie like me, I needed something that is easy to use and doesn't require constant attention. My favorite part of smoking is just enjoying the aroma of ribs slow cooking, or anything in my smoker. I have already tried brisket, smoked cheese (with a cold plate), ribs, and pork shoulder. I have had some great successes and a couple of (could have been cooked longer) experiences, but I am determined to get better. I am looking forward to meeting people in this nice forum and will ruy to contribute when I learn something new.