Hi everyone. I'm from Urbandale, IA. I just bought a MB 30 inch dual fuel on Friday. Gas/charcoal. I would not have bought the smoker I did , without all of the info I read, right here on this site. Obviously there are many other models out there, but it seemed as a starter smoker it was right for me. We are a family of six (hence the name) and we are real foodies. It was really just the natural order of things that lead me to this step. We go to KC a lot and have a few spots that we love to hit. (Oklahoma Joe's for one) I learned what I needed to season my smoker right here and away I went. First smoke was a whole chicken (6.79lb) and a large size boneless pork tenderloin. Both turned out pretty good but a lot of room for improvement. I used my MasterBuilt right out of the box as was, used the propane to light charcoal with a mix of hickory chunks and Apple chips on top. Obviously delusions of grandure took me over. Flare ups , leaky door, and lots of tending. Eh, I had the time. I was able to limp it through for the 5 1/2 for the chicken and about 2 hours for the tenderloin. I have an instant read therm so I knew what temps to hit. Longest story ever short, I have a gasket ordered, I pounded the chip pan flat, and subbed a foil lasagna pan for the water tray. We'll see what other mods need done. It'll be an interesting journey , and I've got lots of time and patience. With all of the help I can get on here.....What? Me worry?