I live in MD and wanted to pick up a small grill to use at my townhouse. I picked up a Masterbuilt 7 in 1 because I've always wanted to try smoking as well. I'm guessing it's probably not the most ideal smoker, but I'll give it a try. I tried to skim through all the threads on here about the 7 in 1. I've been seasoning the smoker tonight using propane (for those that don't know you can use either propane or charcoal with this unit). I threw about 5 hickory chunks in and rubbed down the inside with oil. I'm not getting much smoke out of it, but I can smell the hickory. I'm going to try and smoke a smallish piece of salmon tomorrow using charcoal. I might try a brisket on Saturday. Any tips would be greatly appreciated, especially if there are any other 7 in 1 owners out there.