I'm from Chicago and been wanting to smoke food like they did in my country in the Philippines for a long time. I got some recipes from the web to help me out but the outcome is still not the same as what I remember. I smoked fish primarily, hence, Tinapa which means "smoked fish" in the Philippines. I also started making homemade bacon, which didn't turned out too well. I have a Smokin-it brand of a smoker which I really like because of it being well insulated and I don't have to worry for my kids getting burn from touching it. I hope to learn from you guys!