Hey y'all, Im a complete newbie to smoking. I have a Char-Griller grill with the side fire box and an electric Brinkman Gourmet canister. I have only smoked a handful of times, but I love it! I usually don't have the time to smoke with the stick burner so my wife got me the electric smoker for my b-day. So far I like that too! Set it and forget it!! This morning I got up at 5AM and threw a few fatties in it, they were ready by the time the rest of the family woke up.