Hello all! I found this website while looking for info on my new smoking hobby. Thank you all for the valuable info. I just got my first smoker, a small Smokey Hollow. Thought i was getting an electric, but accidentally bought the gas. Now im glad i got the gas, i love it. Couldnt wait to fire it up, so did chicken thighs, pork chops, and a venison roast my first week. Everything was wonderful!!! Ive used only apple wood chips. Tomorrow ill be smoking myfirst pork butt for my sons birthday party. Its 11 lbs, so should take me ALL day. I plan on starting very early morning. The party is friday. Thanks again all!