Hello all my name is Darrick and I am currently serving in the US Army. I am fairly new to the smoking game and finally decided to jump in and get some knowledge. I just recently purchased a 40" MES electric smoker as I have two twin boys who are completely rowdy. I hear the electric smokers are less time consuming so thats what I went with. It is hard for me because I strictly a charcoal griller. My first project is going to be a 8lb Boston Butt (starting small and easy hopefully). Any tips as to what is an absolute must when it comes to smoking i.e. flavors, time, wood chips etc. Any help would be appreciated and I look forward to enjoying my time in the forum.