I've been reading a lot on here for the last year and thought I'd finally post up and say hello. I'm from Wyoming for now but we will see where things fall in a year. I live to hunt and fish and have always liked to cook the meat I harvest but I just gained access to a Masterbuilt 7 in 1 smoker. In the last couple of months I have smoked a duck, salmon, and goose pastrami, all using it as a charcoal smoker with apple wood. Right now I have another salmon on there, plus two racks of ribs. Because of the poor weather we are experiencing right now, I'm trying it out as a propane smoker for the first time. We'll see how that goes. The 7 in 1 may not be the best smoker out there, but it has done well and is like a gateway drug. Now I'm trying to figure out how to build my own smokers, one small enough to do 1 duck or 2 fatties at a time, and then one big enough to do 6 to 10 racks of ribs at a time.
I am using apple wood for the simple reason that my neighbor had an apple tree that didn't winter so well and now I have access to a huge supply of wood. I don't know if different trees produce different smoke, but this stuff is so intoxicating while it's smoking that I think they need to make a woman's perfume out of it. She could be the ugliest gal ever but smelling like this I'd be chasing her like crazy.