Ok - so while I have had some excellent smoked meats from an electric smoker, I've never even been tempted to own one. I am an old-fashioned stick, fire, smoke guy who is slowly accumulating enough iron to build a smoker (have the propane tanks and a few other bits). BUT - its been around 100 degrees here of late and I've missed smoked foods - but I just don't get much thrill building a fire and keeping watch over my firebox when its like that. Then along comes a local guy who buys truckloads of factory blems/returns/defectives/etc, repairs 'em and sells them. And he got some smokers in... Got a 40" Masterbuilt digital smoker (black) - for $80! It's been used maybe once and it looks like someone got stupid with some oven cleaner... both inside and out. LOL BUT - the thing works like a charm - and he gives it a warranty. Anyway - did up some country style ribs and a pork butt yesterday for its inaugural run. Love being able to set the temp + time, and only come out every so often to put some chips in the firebox feeder. Oh man... those country style ribs were YUMMY! The butt is for tonight. Anyone have one of these and want to share any inside knowledge or advice?