New to smoking, but love eating it. My one brother and one sister-in-law smoke and have good experience, so I'm hoping to catch up to them. For my first smoker, I bought a new/used Bradley electric smoker. Seasoned well, only used maybe two dozen times. For my first smoke (tomorrow), planning on a farm-raised whole chicken, a 3# pork loin and half-dozen pork chops, a handful of jalapenos, too. Mixed up simple brines tonight, water, cup of salt, half cup sugar. Wll start brining the chicken at 3 a.m. for 5-6 hours. Brine the pork loin in water, salt and brn sugar for 3 hours. Brine the chops for 2 hours in water, salt, brn sugar and a splash of apple cider. Plan on smoking the chicken and pork loin at 225 for 3 to 4 hours, pork chops maybe 2 to 3 hours. Drip pan with 50/50 water/apple cider, and use apple wood smoke. Meat thermometer will tell the tale when done! Wish me luck, ok?