Well, my name is Lonnie. I just retired from the Navy after 20 years and am now living in Indiana. Always wanted a smoker and now I got one. I have a Masterbuilt Vertical LP Gas Smoker I purchased from Sears. Don't know anything when it comes to smokers or smoking but this seemed like a good start. I am hosting my house warming/welcome home party next weekend and it will be my first use. Gonna make Smoked ribs and throw some burgers, sausages, and dogs on the grill. I did do a cheater smoke in the oven once and it turned out awesome but I don't wanna be a cheater anymore. Ok my first question. Do I put the chips in the flame disk bowl underneath the water bowl? I do know i will put the chips in perforated foil to avoid flame up. Also, instead of water I will be using a 50/50 mixture of apple juice and apple cider vinegar (this is what I used when I cheated along with some liquid smoke to cheat). After about 6 hours I plan on throwing them on the grill for a few and put some of my home made BBQ sauce on em. BTW They will have a dry rub as well. Any input is welcome. My next venture will be a brisket.