Hello everyone! I've been prowling the forums for a few weeks now and finally decided to join. I have one of the cheapest smokers you can buy, a Masterbuilt 30" analog electric. I have been fighting with it for months. I couldn't get smoke from it unless I was cooking hotter than I wanted to, and even then I was getting dense white bitter smoke. Luckily I found this forum and learned about the AMNPS and the mailbox mod. Now my smoker works like I wanted it to and I am really enjoying it!
I am in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a 39 year old male, married with 1 daughter, and my main hobby is brewing beer. Brewing beer and smoking meat work really well together. Making a batch of beer takes around 6 hours, and the family is much happier with me spending all that time brewing when I make them dinner at the same time!
Here is a picture of my smoker after the mailbox mod and adding ventilation. I am a complete newbie to smoking so if you ever see something wrong with what I'm doing please tell me as I have very little experience and this forum is where most of my knowledge has come from.