But not new to smoking. I have been doing it for about ten years on one of those small water smokers. I recently picked up a Masterbuilt electric and just yesterday did my first ribs on it. I used the 3-2-1 method on the ribs and everyone in the family agreed they were the best ribs they ever had. I have learned a lot since visiting this forum (like the plateau when doing pork butt). My butts never came out "falling apart" until I got an internal meat thermometer and cooked them to 195 deg as recommended on this forum. I would like to give a little back so I will post some of my side dish recipies in the recipie section. Edit: Probably should have put this in the "Roll Call" forum, moderator please feel free to move.