First time on the site. My brother in south Louisiana smokes everything and sent some jerky to me and I was hooked. Just bought Masterbuilt electric 30 smoker at lowes this weekend, seasoned it and am ready to start tomorrow. There were NO real instructions as far as when to use water, juice, beer, etc in the water chamber. We have natural maple, hickory and cherry here and I seasoned with maple chips my husband chipped for me. Brother said not to use water with jerky but do you use with other meats? Should I keep it with water in it or let it evaporate. I have a small brisket I am going to start with and maybe put a couple pieces of chicken or port in just so it seems like a waste to cook one puny piece of meat at a time but I don't want to ruin a bunch if I screw up. Any pointers for another really "newbie"?