I got a Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite for Christmas. I have never used a smoker and this seems like a good place to learn. I live in northern Michigan so venison, turkey,salmon, and steelhead are some of the meats that I am going to try. I look forward to hearing from experienced smokers on the best recipes, tips, and tactics. I can't wait to get started. I have two teenage boys and all three of us shot a buck this year so my first attempt at smoking will probably be venison.