I'm new to the group, not to Pure Michigan. A couple weeks ago I bought a second-hand Little Chief smoker box on a whim. It was a smoker box that I'd used years ago. My first smoke session with salmon was on the coldest night of this Spring a couple weeks back, but it worked after wrapping the smoker box in a moving blanket, and I finally finished at 2AM. My second smoke session was yesterday and my DIY cover helped a lot. My history with smoking started when I lived in Alaska three decades ago, where I smoked a whole lot of fish because fish was plentiful there. Back then I used a simple apple juice brine, and me and my buddies kept the smokers going day and night whenever we were back at the base. Now, I want to learn how to smoke cheese and make jerky, but decided to start small, hence the second-hand smoker. BTW, is second-hand smoking safe? Ha Ha Anyway, happy smoking (food).