Hello folks. I'm happy to have joined the forum. I am a novice smoker and up until now I have been smoking using an upright barrel smoker as well as using my gas grill with various methods to produce smoke including full size pieces of firewood directly on the grill! I am going tomorrow to purchaser a Masterbuilt 40" electric smoker and can't wait to get that going. I have a small hobby farm and raise purebred Berkshire pigs so I have no shortage of cuts in the freezer to experiment with. I live in south western Ontario Canada.