Last week I bought my smoker, electric masterbuilt 30, it was delivered earlier in the week, Yesterday I smoked my first whole chickens, I used the brine mixture suggested on the website, mixed up my own spices, set my smoker to about 240, and started smoking using hickory. Smoker kept at around 235-240, they took about 3.5 hours to smoke, internal thermometer checked the chicken out, once they were to temp, I shut it down, made the sides, and was ready to eat. I wish I had the presence of mind to have taken pics, they were beautiful!! I was way too excited to cut into them... They were the BEST chickens I have ever had!! Looking forward to smoking some wings and corn tonight for dinner. Tomorrow I am going to try my first Brisket. I LOVE this smoker, would of never thought of buying one, until I went to this rib joint in St. Louis called Bandanas, they had the best bbq that I have ever had, they smoked all the meats, and you put on your own sauce, they gave you a choice of 6 different ones to try. I also Love the smoking meats website, I found this one, right of the bat, and have never looked at any others, this is the best site, all my questions have been answered and I am sure that if I have any more ?? I know I can hit the forums and get an answer. Thanks to all of you out there who are newbies, and pros who dont mind helping another newbie out.