I have just joined this forum and look forward to learning all about smoking! I live in Atlanta, GA and would definitely classify myself as a novice smoker chef. I have just ordered the Masterbuilt 20070910 30-inch smoker to replace my old Brinkman cylinder type smoker that was OK but my smoking attempts, mainly ribs, did not really impress me despite all the efforts with rubs and basting. Most probably more to do with the chef than the smoker! I'm hoping that the new smoker will help me develop into a better chef and I look forward to branching out to try other types of meats and poultry over time. I look forward to reading all the helpful hints and advice on this forum and appreciate that there is a central place to learn and share about the art of smoking. Thanks everyone!