Greetings from Ohio. I'm a definite rookie with a few years of much interest but little success. My first experience with smoking was using the ECB and never had much luck with it. In the early 80's, did a fair amount of cold smoking salmon in Alaska using a smoker made of wood lath and visqueen. Great results and lived to tell about it! After reading the forum and researching for about 2 months I've "jumped" into it. Bought a GOSM Big Block and am anxious to give it a try soon. Any suggestions for a fairly simple starter meat? Looking forward to learn alot from the forum.