Just got the word that I'll be getting an electric smoker from the jolly fat man this year. Academy Sports is running a pretty awesome deal on Masterbuilt 40" smokers this time ($199). As soon as I get it...unboxed, assembled and up and running, I'll be looking for some pointers, tips and flavor ideas. Not sure I'll get the green light to actually get it and use for Thanksgiving or not. All depends on what Mrs Claus says.