Hi my name is Donna and I live near Yorktown Va and am a a newbie to smokers! I just purchased and am waiting on my Masterbuilt 30" smoker to arrive. I am so excited and yet scared as I have no idea of what I am doing, only that I want to learn. A year ago I decided to take my families health into my own hands and began raising my own broiler chickens for processing. We love the fresh taste of the home grown meat and I have been testing and searching for new avenues of cooking them. I have boiled and then canned the stock and chicken, I have used my Nu Wave oven, I have oven cooked and even crock pot cooking. I love each method, however I am looking for that next level of flavor that I believe will come from smoking. I am open to all ideas and advise as I navigate this new area in my life. thanks for the forum it is a wonderful place.