I am anxiously awaiting my master built 30 inch digital electronic smoker. The reviews I have read have been mostly positive. Although I am new to using an electric smoker, I am fairly well versed in cooking in general. Thank you in advance for any beginners tips I might receive. However, I am really kind of interested in anyone who has smoked unusual things. By unusual things I mean things like salt, cheese, different types of peppers, chipotle, paprika, oysters, clams, shrimp, maybe even scallops! I don't anticipate any problems with the ribs, chicken, pork, fish, etc. and I have read many of the threads already. You guys share a lot of good stuff. I think I will be learning a lot on this site. Thanks again!