My name is Rick and I'm from southeastern Pennsylvania. My daughters gave me a smoker for Christmas and I've already smoked a chicken and a rack of ribs, both turned out really well. SmokingMeat.com was one of the first websites I found when I started searching for information about smoking meats and so far it's the best one I've come across.
I have a Master Forge vertical smoker! The only modification that I've done so far is install a piece of grill material 3/4 of an inch above the bottom so that the charcoal does not lie on the air vents, seems to be working well.