I'm Tracy from central Virginia and I am very new to smoking.......just bought a Brinkman electric smoker 2 days ago. We seasoned it yesterday and are attempting to use it today. We have a turkey in it right now and it has been in there all day long. I'm not sure what the best kind of smoker is going to be for us but we are looking at this one as a starter smoker. I am really looking forward to being a part of these forums and hopefully making my smoking dreams a reality.