I came across this site while researching electric smokers. My plan was to find a smoker to make jerky. (bigtime hunter and fisherman) I was so blown away by the info. and knowledge of the members, I decided to join and give smoking a try. I've already smoked spare ribs, with decent results, a little to much smoke, but better then any I've grilled. Now I getting ready to try my first deer jerky in a Master Built Electric smoker. I've alway made jerky in the oven before. Wish me luck. I'm also toying with the idea of Smoking the Christmas ham, but am still undecided...I come from a family of 7 (5 brothers) and boy can we eat. I'd be dis-owned and possibly dis-membered if I screwed it up!! LOL. I look forward to learning and have already read the smoking basics by email. ANyway, Hi to all.