Hi, y'all! I have virtually no smoking experience. A couple of times with packets on my gas grill. I'm contemplating getting a smoker but I think first I'm going to do more on my grill with the information I've gleaned lurking here. I live in southwestern Virginia and have four kids so I'm always cooking for six and often cooking for ten (both sets of grandparents are local). I started reading up on smokers last night in case there was some amazing Amazon Prime Day deal and I needed to move fast. Looks like I needn't have worried.