I'm completely new to the forum and am extremely anxious to pick some tips and tricks that will help me avoid "rookie mistakes" I bought a small ol' smokey electric smoker a few years ago which recently went to the smoker graveyard and prior to that I never fully mastered the art of smoking anything that didn't end up dried out. I picked up a solid master built however all the guts are trashed including the digit thermometer. I'm thinking about placing a new electric coil(hot plate(?) Got the smoker for free so really this is more of an experiment/learning endeavor rather than a permanent smoking solution. Thanks everyone in advance!