I am a "new guy" at this smoking thing. I have bbq in the past (steaks, hotdogs, and chicken) but I've been toying with the idea of expanding my skills. I have been reading the forum and have gotten some great advice by just reading other threads. My biggest concern has been what type of smoker to purchase. Charcoal, Electric, or Gas (propane). Well just wanted to say hello and thanks to all you great folks.