I just found this forum today while looking around for some recipes and "how to" info. for smoking. I'm brand new to this, have never smoked anything before (except my Marlboro's)... I bought a little smoker from QVC just a couple of days ago (someone actually mentioned it somewhere around here)..I think it's a Masterbuilt..and won't even get it till around the 14th. I'm really excited about getting it and wanted some good ideas about what to do with it when it arrives. Geeze, you guys are all really good at this ! I am so impressed with all I've read so far and looking forward to learning from you all. I'm single so I won't be smoking a ton of stuff at a time..thought I'd put a couple of chickens on first to get my feet wet. Which reminds me.. my dog Jack (female) loves chicken...is it ok for her to eat the smoked stuff ? I know that sounds stupid, but I was thinking about the richness of the smoke flavor. Upset tummy ????? I also have 2 horses, 3 cats (inside) and 2 ferrel cats outside. Wow, this got long really quick..just wanted to say hello and I'm lovin' it here!