I'm a 38 year old stepdad, husband, web developer, musician, novice woodworker, and I am fairly new to using a smoker.
I actually have a Little Chief smoker that I love - you can't cook the meat through in it (only gets up to 175° F), but it smokes very nicely. Then after an hour or two in there, I transfer to the oven to bring up to temp.
I recently bought a Master Built 30" Electric Digital smoker which has been a little frustrating - seems like it's not getting to the temp that the display says (bought a oven thermometer to test the next time I smoke), but also doesn't consistently produce smoke at 225° F. I end up having to bump up the temp to get it smoking, then adjust it back down. Haven't determined if it's the temp, the air flow, or the wood chips yet.
Anyway, that's me. I love smoked meat, and I'm looking forward to learning a thing or two from you all!!