My name is Karren. im 28. I just built my first smoker today. I plan on smoking my first thing ever tomorrow, Its going to be a pork shoulder. I'm on the fence as to marinate it or not. I'm going to use appplewood. I look forward to getting tips and tricks from all of you. I'm having company over next weekend and plan on smoking a brisket. The best brisket I ever had was from FRANKLIN BBQ. All other brisket has been dry as a bone. If you could point me in the direction of a great recipe I'd be grateful.