We all have had a bad experience with smoking things. One to remember for me was when i got my first smoker back in 2009. I went out and picked up a brisket. A family member told me that Mesquite paired good with it. So I fired up the smoker after letting the meat marinade for 24 hrs. Smoked that meat for 16 hours. Putting in the wood all thur the cooking. Pulled it out let it rest. Cut it up sat down put it in my mouth. And was horrified by what i was tasting. I couldn't believe how bad it tasted. My family member told me that sitting in the fridge overnight would take some of the taste from the smoke away. 3 days later it's still taste it nasty. Now I am a person who likes Mesquite. Boy did I learn from that experience. My next one I found a recipe and I followed it. When I pulled that meat out of the cooler from resting. It was one of the best things I tasted. That was when I got hooked. So anyone else out there want to share they're bad experience.