Hi, my name is Mike, I'm 25 years old, and I'm a complete smoking noob. I just bought a Royal Oak electric smoker this morning and smoked some chicken this afternoon. The smoker worked pretty well except my chicken didn't have any smoke flavor. I posted a question on the electric smoker forum, so hopefully someone can help me out with that issue. My main hobby is homebrewing. I've been homebrewing beer for the last 4 years or so and have gotten quite good at that. I'm the president of the Ames Brewers League and also attend the Iowa Brewers Union meetings. Here's my brewing website in case anyone is interested: http://www.mikebeer.net Several of my brewclub members also smoke meat while brewing. They say it makes for a nice day of brewing, smoking, and drinking so I thought I'd give it a try. Hopefully I will be able to learn from some masters on this forum and turn out some great bbq and smoked food.