I am a beginner at smoking meat,have cooked soups in a cast iron pot over the open fire before, Started smoking meat in a Brinkman Pro Series grill, It was all indirect heat, Recently I purchesed a masterbuilt propane smoker, So far i'v smoked a Brisket and last weekend I wrapped a squirrel in bacon and smoked it, hell I just thru the rest of the bacon in there awesome(is that what there talkin bout (fatties), like I said I,m learning. This forum is great. I had trouble with the wood chip pane on that masterbuilt propane smoker. Found out from this forum to us an 8" cast iron skillet can't find a lid for it so i bought a 8" stove pipe cap made it to fit drilled some hole in it. And I got smoke baby. I aint quite got it all figured out but some day I'll be my own little pro. Thanks for listening.