First off Welcome Brian to SMF. You'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.
UGH from the TROJAN nation. Welcome to the forum. Your hobby has just intensified & we are here to help it mature. Get yourself a nice digital camera & be ready to expand your knowledge of all manner of dead flesh. When you family gives you crazy looks, allow them the privilege to taste your fine morsels & they will be convinced & might even help with the picture taking. Enjoy your stay Jim.
OK. Today was the first smoke. My band was at our studio practicing, and since we were going to be there for six or seven hours..... We seasoned the smoker for about three hours then threw in some fresh sausages from a local butcher. The smoker worked flawlessly. I love the remote. After three hours we had a great sausage feast! I have the day off tomorrow, so I'm thinkin' RIBS.
Welcome to SMF, what a beautiful looking smoker. I know you will find everything you need to know about smoking in this forum, so may every smoke be better than the last and don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have.