I've been smoking for 40 years but never had very good equipment(original smoker was a 55 gal. drum with a small cutout at the bottom for draft and two hardware cloth covered rings for shelves at the top and a lid. Smoked lots of shad in one of these!!!! Am moving to Salem, South Carlina in a month and plan on buying a Masterbuilt 40" smoker and doing lots of smoking! Plan on following the forum regularly. I do have one question about the forum. How do I use my spell checker when starting or answering a thread? Thats it for now.