Back when I was 23 years old I tried my hand at smoking salmon using a brine recipe from a friend at work. I had a lot of fun doing it and sharing it and thought I would give it a try again. I got a MES 30 analog smoker for Christmas that my wife bought for half price on black Friday. With a little reviewing on this forum I smoked up a chicken for starters using apple wood. I have to admit I expected producing smoke with a smoker would be a "no brainer" but right away sure enough I had trouble producing smoke and a quick review on this site helped me to resolve it...what a great site.
I struggled at first with keeping the analog model after seeing all the great smokers out there but for $100 I can't go wrong
My next two purchases are going to be an amazing smoker and a digital thermometer....Tom