Hey everybody, last year I got a masterbuilt electric smoker for Father's Day. I used it about once or twice a month this last year. The food was pretty good, but not what I wanted. Growing, my dad always used a old horizontal 55 gallon drum split in half with a firebox welded to the side of it. We always had great barbecue to eat as a kid, and the electric didn't give me the type of smoke I was looking for. So this week, I picked up a second hand ugly drum smoker that I buddy gave me for free. He just upgrades to a BGE and didn't need it anymore. I'm in the middle of my first cook now, and I am already in love. It's held at 250 for 4 hours with zero adjustment. It's amazing. I'm pretty sure in about to be doing a WHOLE lot more smoking. Figured it was time to join the forum. I subscribed to the 5 day email course last year, and it was awesome. Really got me started.