Hello everyone. I just joined your great group. I am a total rookie trying to decide what kind of smoker to get my dad for Christmas. We have done deep-fried turkeys and stuff like that, but now dad wants a smoker and I don't want to get him the wrong or junky kind so figured I would ask for help. I do know that once he does have one I want to try doing some beef jerky. He works as a meat cutter so getting the right pieces of meat should be easy. If you would like to know anymore about me or have helpful hints please don't hesitate to share your wisdom since right now I know absolutely nothing.