My names Andy, and I'm from the DFW area. Just got my first smoker over the weekend. It's the 40" Masterbuilt Electric Smoker. First question: Do I need to run the smoker with just woodchips or anything before I actually start smoking any meats? Second question: Anyone got a good suggestion for a first time smoked meat? Looking forward to learning some great stuff on here, and getting to post my experiences. Thanks. Big A.