After watching my dad smoke a turkey last weekend, I decided to buy my own. Unfortunately, my first try did not go well. The smoker I bought does not hold heat and after 7 hours of attempting to do a whole chicken I gave up. I'm going to modify the smoker a bit (it has 6 inch legs with an open bottom) and try again tomorrow. Hopefully that works out!
The smoker I have is a Masterchef Vertical Smoker. Hopefully it won't be a complete dud!
Very disappointed after my first attempt, but still extremely optimistic!!!