Hello everyone. I am a retired North American Canadian Indian. I have fished and prepared fish the traditional way all my life. I feel like a newbe now . My son bought me a little chief smoker and I feel like a fish out of water. Fortunately I found this forum and I have already been helped. It seem like forever to get some heat and smoke . I read that it helps to cover the smoker with the box that it came in so I tried and it works. We are having half smoked for supper.