Howdy! I recently purchased a Masterbuilt electric smoker. This is the first smoker I have ever owned. I loved BBQ'n and i wanted to try something new. The first thing I smoked was a Cornish Hen (failed- tasted like cigarettes) then I tried ribs and had the same result. I was obviously over smoking and i searched the web and found this awesome forum!! My first success was smoked trout and it was amazing!!! Just wanted to say hello!