Hey hey hey! Ok, I'm Darin, 33, live in Mpls. Got into smoking because caught lots o Salmon in Vancouver last Labr Day. I used a smoker my girlfriend's dad has that looks like a big red upright bullet where you put the soaked chips right on the coils. (Smoked the salmon to 150 degrees in about 35 minutes.)--not sure if that's proper, but that's how he had me do it & it turned out awesome. Wanted to get my own, & didn't do a ton of research but heard the Little Chief was a good cheap starter, so I asked for one for Christmas. I've been mostly smoking cheese--which is perfect for Little Chief in winter. Probably have to wait for summer to do more fish. Too cold here & Little Chief(if you're not familiar) has walls that are thinner than the box it came in. Probably going to upgrade soon. Looking to do more cheese & peppers & probably dabble in some bacon & turkey. Can't wait to check out more in this board. Good stuff here!