Hi everyone! My name is Libby and I live in northern Illinois. I'm waiting not so patiently to get my first ever smoker that I ordered. It's a Masterbuilt vertical propane smoker. I've taken some of the advice I've read here and other places and already ordered a Maverick thermometer and a cast iron skillet for wood chips. Plan on hearing from me a lot because I'm pretty excited about this and want to do it right!