I have been lurking here or a little while without joining but figured I should jump in and say hello. I have been smoking your basic stuff like brisket and ribs for a number of years but never had a good quality smoker that I felt I could get really creative with. I had an early Christmas this year and got a Camp Chef smoke vault 18 for christmas and I feel like a whole new world opened up for me! On day one I tackled an 11lb turkey thanks to lots of posts on here. I had some issues with the temp on my smoker but I will start a new post on that. The turkey turned out great though, better than expected. I also have a Brinkman electric smoker that I have realized works best for smoking trout. It seems to not hold the temps high enough during the cold weather to smoke anything else. Looking through the posts I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed, ABT's Fatties.....what does it all mean?!? I have a lot of reading to do and I am super excited to learn from you folks and try so many new things. Today I will be doing some smoked mac n cheese and potatoes!