I am a newbie from North Carolina who has quickly become addicted to smoking all types of meats. I have a cheapy Char Broil electric smoker, don't laugh, that my kids bought it for me for Christmas. Works great for boston butt and chicken wings. I know its not the best, but my kids were so excited because they saw me looking at one. Of course the one I was looking at wasn't this type. I'll be asking questions and would like to say thank you in advance for your answers. I have Jeffs book and look forward to next monday when I can smoke something else. Have a wonderful smoke filled day.