Hello all, I'm recently retired and living in Newfoundland, I have always wanted to learn how to smoke meats and fish, now I have my own boat and the freezer is getting close to full, so I started searching for a suitable smoker..didn't take long to realize that there's quite a selection out there to chose from and that some of them are a waste of money!!, So first off I would love to hear your thoughts on a good quality smoker for a beginner?, I would like an electric or gas unit, it can get very cold up here so that's something else I need to consider I suppose?. Don't mind paying a reasonable price for a well made smoker so please let me have some suggestions!!. By the way my favorite smoked fish is trout and mackerel..and there's plenty to be caught up here yippee. Thanks all Robbie.