I'm a newbie when it comes to smoking. The funny thing is...I just briefly mentioned to my wife about 4 months ago that I would like to start smoking meat. To my surprise, my wife and kids got me an early Father's Day gift yesterday. They bought me a Master Built 40 electric smoker from Sam's Club. It hasn't even come out of the box yet. First of all...is this a good smoker?
I'm not even sure where to start so here are some questions from some of you smoker veterans...
What type of chips should I use? Dry chips or wet chips?
What is a good meat to start with? I don't want to go out and buy an expensive piece of meat right away and ruin it.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!