My name is Ron and I just got my first smoker, successfully smoking some country style ribs and salmon filets. The smoker is a Brinkman Gormet Electric. We bought electric because our condo association does not allow fired grills on your porch! What a pain but this smoker did a great job, especially for my first time out. I did my homework and brined the Salmon before smoking it and I was amazed at how well it came out. Now I'm looking to smoke everything in sight! Chicken wings will coming next.