I'm from Gilbert, AZ. I like to cook and BBQ, but I don't own a smoker and have never attempted to smoke anything. I'm here to glean knowledge and get help deciding what kind of smoker to buy. Each year for Thanksgiving, we give a 20+lb turkey to a local Boy Scout Troop to smoke. They do a great job for a mere $20 donation. I really enjoy eating smoked meats, so I've decided to give it a go myself. I was looking at a 2,000 cubic inch Masterbuilt propane smoker at Bass Pro today. I read through the instruction manual and noticed that it only gave cooking instructions for up to a 13lb turkey. I thought it was weird that it didn't include instructions for up to a 24lb bird. I'm open to any and all suggestions...except Traeger...those guys accosted me at Costco once and I've vowed never to buy one. I plan on smoking meats like ribs, brisket, tri tip, and turkey for my family of 6 and occasionally for up to 18 guests. I plan to use the smoker a few times a month.