Really a lot of thanks to some well meaning folks, who have made me feel better about taking the plunge into purchasing my first tool for smoking. Bottom line for me, is that I'm sensing that some of the differences amongst brands and types may be less important than how I learn to use whichever smoker I purchase. All that being said---has anyone out there heard of the electric smoker made by the following company? www.oldsmokey.com
Thanks again for so much informative feedback.