I have been lurking here for several weeks and thought it was time to say hello and thanks for all the knowledge that is shared here. Sorry to say that I have little knowledge to share. I am in west central Ohio and have just purchased a Masterbuilt Electric Smoker.I have done several venison hams and some venison bacon that turned out great. Even my wife liked them ....and that means something at my house!!!! My wood of choice is is hickory, apple ,and sassafras. that is a old favorite of my great grandfather. Again hello to everyone and a sincere thank you to all.