Having seen several other new members instructed to check in at roll call, I thought I'd better start here. Just got a smoker (the ups gal just left!) so this weekend will be my first smoke. A friend got me interested in BBQ by constantly smoking something or other and making me eat it. After the first taste it wasn't hard to get me to try his latest effort. I got tired of waiting begging for food so I bought a smoker. I'm starting with an electric masterbuilt in hopes that the temp control will be a little easier for a novice. I've been lurking around the forums for a while to get ready and have already learned a great deal. Looking forward to being part of the community!