Hi this is my first post on this website. My name is Roger I am from the British Columbia Okanogan Valley 38 miles from the Washington state/BC border. I love to fish and Hunt and am an amateur Chef. I have a Cobb Cooker which I use to smoke hotdogs. Well probably not smoked correctly but I like the hickory taste that results. I have also done smoked corn on the cob with great success on My Cobb. I was thinking of getting a cheapo smoker then out of the blue my wife tells me she wants me to buy a proper smoker how cool is that? That makes it her idea not mine so I can't get heck for overspending a bit, can I? I haven't a clue how to smoke meats or just what equipment I should get. I checked out some websites that sell smokers but just got bogged down in all the info. I thought it might be a really good idea to check with folks such as the members on this forum on how to start. I don't want to commit a huge amount of bux buying a smoker that just won't do a good job. I plan to read a lot of the posts in the next week or so to get the general idea and them perhaps ask for recommendations on what smoker to buy.