Hi y'all. I'm not new to smoking, but new to the kind of things I plan on smoking this fall/winter, like sausages and other cured meats. I'm a transplant to Northern California and have a home built smoke house for cold smoking salmon, a New Braunsfeld offset smoker, a rusted out Brinkman water smoker, and a Weber. I just returned a Masterbuilt 30 Digital Electric Smoker, and It's replacement, both for having faulty thermostats. I think I can build a better one, so I'm shopping for parts now. I'll let you know how that woks out.