Hey yall, name is Michael and I'm writing from Ukiah, California, part of Mendocino County, famous for the 4 "w's"; wood, wine, weed and welfare. At least that's what a customs agent in Mexico told me when he checked my passport back in the early 00's. At any rate, been lurking here for a bit and finally decided to register as this place has a wealth of knowledge. I'm only 2 months in using a masterbuilt electric. Also use a gas (not propane, as it's hooked up to the house supply) grill. But ever since I started with the smoker, well, the poor grill has only been getting veggies. I've done ribs about 4 times, a couple tri tips, even smoked a london broil. Today I did 2 chickens using the instructions from this thread: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/131366/smoking-a-chicken-need-brine-rub-and-direction I was doing ribs the other week and the power went out for a bit. Hazard of an electric, I reckon. Saved the day by throwing them on the grill. Outage was probably the result of too many AC's going at once in the local area. Get's pretty hot up here. I'm looking forward to learning more and sharing some of my experience.