Good evening all I am new to smoking and excited and a bit tepid about beginning! I am a 32 year old located just outside of Duluth, MN. My wife surprised me with a Smoke Hollow #5 propane smoker for Christmas. I was immediately excited about the idea of smoking meat and quickly found this forum. I decided to wait until spring to fire it up so i didn't have to battle our cold temperatures as a beginner. I have since purchased and played around with a Maverick ET-733 thermometer based on recommendations from your site. I plan to season my smoker this weekend, and try a basic smoke. (probably chicken or something) I deer hunt, fish and pheasant/grouse hunt, so I would enjoy trying to smoke some birds, and want to get into making my own venison sticks and summer sausage. I have easy access to Lake Trout as well, and I hear that they smoke up nicely. I've never had brisket or anything along those lines, but I am sure to try my hand there as well I look forward to learning some of the trade!