Right outside of Charlotte, got a el cheapo brinkman a few years ago, and I got so frustrated with it that I gave up, now I just got a Cabelas 7 in 1 (made by masterbuilt) I just seasoned it this morning and wow what a difference stayed at 215 the whole time with no fuss. Now I am ready to take on some smoking! Love this forum wish I had discovered it a few years ago it would have saved alot of cussin! I am married no kids, just dogs(4 to be exact). I am a carpenter/cabinet maker, I do animal rescue and love to cook! One quick questions I often have scraps of cherry, maple, oak and hickory left over from building cabinets, it is unfinished but I did,nt know if it was treated with some sort of insetcide or something when it is milled? Thanks for your advice this seems like a great place full of knowledgeable people.