Re: NEW to the groupHi there, Arch.
Welcome to the greatest smoking meat forum on the net! It's nice to see a fellow "Buckeye" in the group. (I too am from NE Ohio and an avid smoker of meats).
You mentioned that you just got a cabinet smoker...What type is it? Propane, electric, wood fired? I have two GOSM's that I use every chance I get and am happy to offer any advice/help that I can. If you are new to the hobby, just ask your questions and someone (more likely, several someones) will have an answer at the ready.
Good luck, and one again...welcome.