Howdy Yall! I am a beginning "smoker"! Made my 1st ever Boston butt over the Memorial Day weekend. Borrowed a charcoal smoker from our neighbor. Had some tips and at the end some help from a Whistle Stop BBQ competitor...and he said I did great for the 1st time. Now I am totally hooked! I have purchased a Brinkman electric smoker for now. Know I will move up later to something better! Cant wait till this weekend to try more things....especially RIBS!