New to the forum although I've been checking it for tips and recipes quite often. After smoking a turkey for my wife's family for Thanksgiving she saw how much I enjoyed doing it and bought me a Masterbuilt electric smoker for Christmas. Since then I've been smoking just about every single weekend trying to get things right. I would say that ribs are my fastball right now and I've got my recipe honed down to where for the first time a few weeks ago 3 of our guests had me write it down so they could bring back to their husbands. I have 2 older brothers that have been smoking for a few years longer than I have so I've picked up advice from them. I'm also a member of a pretty big tailgate for LSU games. We cook all kinds of things on Saturdays - mostly cajun food but this year we'll be adding some good BBQ. About 7 years ago my brother and I built a homemade "cajun microwave" to roast hogs in. I know its not smoking but I'm proud of it - here it is in action: Looking forward to getting better with the help of this board.