Hi Everyone! I bought my first smoker last week to up my game for my gf's Rib and Chili contest in sept. I bought the Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite 30'' Black Analog Smoker. Being new to this and not wanting to spend a fortune I thought that this would be a good beginner smoker. I did get the Maverick Et-723 to go with it and have better control of temp. I smoked my first Ribs this past weekend and EVERYONE loved them. Not bad for a first attempt. I did not foil them but I am going to try it both ways this weekend to see what I want to do. This forum has been full of information and I look forward to being a contributor once I know what I am doing.