Hello all! I am Aj, and I am from Topeka Kansas. I am very new to meat smoking but have had pretty good luck with what I have done so far. I own a Luhr-Jensen Little Chief Smoker which is an electric unit. My boss gave it to me when he cleaned out his garage. I also own a Ducane 1504 natural gas grill which I use as a smoker and a grill. My Christmas wish list included a new smoker but as it turned out, Santa couldn't get it on the sleigh. So, I am regulated to using my two trusty units. Some of my gripes and praises about both units: The Little Chief is a damn good smoker if you want to put a heavy smoke down. Problem is, unless it is over 100 degrees outside, it won't cook the food as it smokes it. So, you have to move the meat to another heat source which is a pain. The Ducane grill will cook and smoke, but the smoking is not as effective as the Chief. In fact, my big event for this year was a turkey and despite following Jeff's directions to the letter, my bird came out tasting like an oven cooked turkey. It hardly got any smoke in it. The other problem I have had with the Ducane is temperature regulation. One day the same setting will give me 225 degrees and the next day it will be 300. I don't know, maybe this is a problem that all folks experience. Anyway, glad to be here and looking forward to learning from all of you.