Hi there, I'm new to the forum and new to smoking. I am awaiting the arrival of a GOSM 38" vertical propane smoker that I ordered from Costco. I am new to smoking but not to grilling and live where they believe it is not BBQ unless it is "Santa Maria Style" which is beef tri-tip over red oak coals. This site is great and I just bought Jeff's book on smoking meat.I'm an "empty nester" with the kids married and gone. I would like to get good enough on the smoker to cook for a group when we have family and friends over, but is the smoker practical for smaller, every weekend type of meals for the wife and I? I'm thinking a whole chicken or a rack of ribs is a no brainer and I've done the beer can chicken thing on the grill a lot. I just don't see cooking a 8 lb port butt or brisket for just the two of us with a lot of left overs.Does anyone else use their smoker for smaller cuts of meat?On another note, any recommendations on what meat to use for my first smoke?