Well folks, I am the proud new owner of a Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse... should be doing my *very first smoke ever* on Saturday. Gonna' start out with some Pork Spare Ribs and a simple rub. I think I'll start with the 3-2-1 method, just to get my feet wet. I am going to order Jeff's rub and sauce recipes, but can anyone recommend a simple, tasty rub (with not too much heat) to start experimenting with? Also, I know the choice of wood is quite a personal one, but any recommendations? I was going to start with hickory or oak, based on what I've read here. Right now I'm leaning towards hickory. Also, any tips on seasoning this bad boy before the first use? (Or do I even have to?) And, don't worry, I'll be sending all the Q-view I can muster on Monday morning (when I'm back at work and have internet access)!!! Thanks in advance for all your help, I can't wait to experience the joy of the Thin Blue Smoke!!! ~Monstah Matty~ Even my cat Shadow loves Q!!!