My name is Brad.. I am from the Des Moines, Iowa area. I just bought my first smoker today. It is a Masterbuilt 30 Inch electric smoker.... I am looking forward to learning how to smoke meats, and perfect it. I really have no experience at it, though I am pretty good at grilling, I would like to think that I would be able to catch on pretty fast. I look forward to the advice, and tips from everyone on SMF, as it seems you all have a lot of knowledge.... Thanks for having me!