I currently live in the Sevierville, TN area. For those of you that may not have ever heard of this it is one of the towns in the "Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains". If you have never been to the GSM...you are missing one of the most beautiful areas in the US. I have a wife and a spoiled Yorkie (she is asleep on my desk right now). We also have two grown sons, one in GA and one in WI. Since it is just the two of us that I cook for I did not want or need anything large (would love to have the unit that XTexan is selling!!!!) so starting with a wimpy K.C. Smoker electric ($45 at WalMart). I know...I know....in this crowd I feel like I am driving a Yugo to a Vette convention. This does work well for our use. I have smoked ribs, shoulder and my first fatty. I have roasted two chickens and even used it to thaw a frozen bbq butt (tasted like it was just pulled from smoker). I have already gotten some great ideas from this site and look forward to many more. Example....if someone told me a few months ago to smoke a fatty....I would have been looking over my shoulder for the cops!!!!