Hello all. I decided to join the forum since I have already benefited from all of the experience here. I just bought my first smoker, other than a couple of the base brinkmans, a couple of months ago. I had only ever tried to actually smoke something once i when in my 20s. I am 50 now. I bought a MB electric smoker that will do 275. It has a built in meat thermometer and digital readout. My early successes have been venison backstrap, thanks to all of you, and deer jerky. Deer shoulder was tough and whole chicken was so-so. My next project is my first Boston Butt. I will be searching for more input. Looking forward to interaction with all of you.