I am new to all of this and I have already learned a lot from this forum. I am a retired football coach, exploring new hobbies. Last week I purchased a Masterbuilt 40 (new generation) at Sams and look forward to getting started. Today it is -8 degrees in Illinois and I am wondering if I should be trying to use my new smoker? It is evident that there are a lot of knowledgeable meat smokers out there. I appreciate all of you who are sharing that knowledge! . Once again thank you for all of your help.