Hello! I am VERY new to smoking, and in fact just bought and assembled the big smoky mountain series outdoor propane unit, but have yet to fire it up even to break it in. I deer and goose hunt, and have quite a bit of venison and breasted geese in the freezer. Couple that with being in the 40 plus age of "what can I do with my spare time" and love of smoked meats I've tried in the past, and here I am. I am definately looking forward to not only smoking my game, but ribs, chicken and fish as well. Hello again to all of you. I appreciate having a forum to learn more and hopefully someday help out some other newbies who will be going through what I am right now, which is learning the basics.