Just bought a Masterbuilt electric smoker and yesterday, I seasoned it for 3 hours, (put in 1 cup of mesquite chips the last 45 minutes). I had bought a smoker years ago when I was first married and owned a home down in West Palm Beach, Florida. I remember using it the first time and that was to smoke a chicken. It turned out very good! The next time I tried smoking a turkey at Thanksgiving. It was the best tasting turkey I've ever had. Everyone else liked it too!!! Unfortunately, later that day, all of us had diarrhea bad... I don't know what I did wrong at that time, but I kind of lost the smoking urge after that... I'm older now, (63 soon to be 64) and another 1 1/2 years and I'll be retiring from full time work. I'll have a plenty of time to use my smoker the correct way. I live in Ormond Beach, Florida now a block from the beach. I go saltwater fishing a lot and have fillets in my freezer. I want to be able to smoke the fish I catch. I'm very glad I found your forum and I hope with you guys help to get it right this time... Thanks, Jerry B.