Thank you for allowing me to join your site. Iam 61 yrs young. I live in Cape Breton ,Nova Scotia. I built my first smoker approx 20 yrs ago.I have not smoked in the last couple of years. I smoke mostly fish. Hoping to learn from you ppl. Thanks JIM. I am wondering about using birch bark for smoke. I don't mind if there is no distinct "Birch" flavour,.......... I just dont want to ruin a good batch of Makrel with a smelly burnt wood taste. Any help ?