Looks like a great site, just had to join up and learn more about smoking. My name is Larry and live in Indiana. Last year I bought a 3 shelf Masterbuilt smoker and have had some very nice results. I normally work on computers so any chance I can get to sit outside is a bonus. Wife and I have already tried the smoker with pork, ham and chicken. Somehow I even got one of the pork butts done so well, she said it was the best she ever had. We are both in our 50's and if I can do that often enough,, life is good :) I normally try to cook it around 185 to 200 for about 12 hours, refilling the the wood chip dish a couple times. I think I may be not getting it hot enough as the chips dont seem to burn up just looked charred but I dont want it to dry out,, it has to be tender enough to shred or I get that "Honey,, what did you do ?" look :) Am going to try another 9lbs ham this weekend, using one of the rub recepies from the site if I can find a good one with spices she likes :) Looking forward to chatting with you all virtually,, Happy Smoking.
Larry n Donna