Howdy everyone! Brand new to the hobby but I'm a VERY experienced 'que connoisseur. I've had fantastic (and some not so fantastic) BBQ all over this great nation and I'm excited to finally be able to take what I've experienced and start trying to make my own. I got a fantastic deal on a Masterbuilt Electric Smoker and while I realize there may be better and lots frown down on electric smokers I'm amped to have my first smoker. I also got a Maverick ET-732 remote thermometer and am considering getting a AMNPS and going with pellets but for now apple chips seems to be working. I'll know more in a few hours or possibly more since the internal temp appears to have stalled at around 160deg. Considering pulling it off now and foiling it to see if that helps get things going since I've got company that's going to be showing up momentarily. Otherwise I'm located in Northern Colorado and my first day smoking started with an ambient temp of 40deg and lots of wind. I guess if nothing else it will help to keep the element going to keep the smoke going! Anyways, I'm glad this forum exists and I plan to do LOTS of research and hopefully someday soon I'll even be able to contribute with what I've learned.