Hello from Texas, just moved here and figured to be somewhat accepted in the state I needed to own a smoker! I've actually been interested in it for a while but never dove in. I did some poking around on here for reviews and thoughts before I bought, thanks for all the great posts - they even helped me troubleshoot my gfi issues. Smoked my first ever rack of ribs last weekend that came out hard enough to stand on! So I bought a digital thermometer for the smoker and found that the one on the smoker was off by about 100degrees - when the digital says 225, it says 125 - probably helped turn that rack to wood! Trying my second rack right now and everything looks good so far. Thanks to everyone for all the great posts, very helpful to a newbie like me.