Hey Y'all! My name's Bryan, and I'm a new smoker from Allegan, MI. I am brand new to the world of smoking. Like brand new. Like the smoker hasn't even arrived yet (due to a shipping SNAFU with QVC). Like a lot of the new members here, I am getting a new Masterbuilt 30" analog electric smoker from my awesome wife, and I can't wait to get started with this new obsession... ahem... hobby! I love grilling, and have become a better-than-average griller, but I've always wanted to try my hand at smoking meat. Since I found out about the smoker on Christmas Eve, I've been watching YouTube videos, reading Jeff's book, and trying to get as much as knowledge as possible on processes and equipment before the smoker arrives tomorrow (12/30/15). The "maiden voyage" for the Masterbuilt and I will be smoking a pork butt for pulled pork on New Year's Day. Any words of wisdom or things I should know before getting this baby fired up? I will try to chronicle my day and share with you all. Anyway, I'm looking forward to making some new friends and learning about this awesome hobby.