Hi everyone just wanted to introduce myself. I am a student up in Maine currently living in the L/A area and have really just started smoking meat this summer with a cheap charcoal kettle and getting some decent results! I have been on the lookout for a real smoker however. I have hemmed and hawed over charcoal or electric or propane or wood pellet. It's a tough decision. I mostly like to do ribs and brisket but would love to start smoking chicken and fish (especially salmon). I did come across a great deal on the black olive kamado pellet smoker locally (under $500 brand new) and am thinking of jumping on it. Hope all is well and I look forward to joining in on the board!