Welcome to the SMF...lots of info and very helpful folks here. Suggest going to 'roll call' to get a proper welcome & sign up for the free e-course which covers a lot of basics for you. The search bar is a very handy tool for anything you want to know. You can type in the model of your unit for tips and mods. Type in any kind of meat/poultry for detailed info from members on the subject. Any type of chicken is a great way to break your unit in and usually cheap....or a chuck roast (chuckie) for beef. We love Q/view so post your pics of smokes. I would suggest you read, read, read posts on what you decide to smoke first and then....just fire it up.