Just joined, as my wife just purchased me a Weber Smokey Mountain smoker for my 30th b-day! Looking forward to my first 'smoke', but had a couple questions... 1. Should I do an initial smoke without meat? How long should I run it if I do? 2. What is the best basic meat Thermometer (30$ and under)? 3. What is the best bluetooth meat Thermometer? (So far I am looking to get the iGrill 2 as it brings some excellent stats to your phone - I love stats!) Thanks in advance!