Hello Everyone, My name is Chris, I am a South Florida native (Delray Beach) and have recently stumbled into this exciting world of smoking/BBQing. It actually all started when I went to BrandsMart to find a grill, I spotted the Char-Broil Silver Smoker and bought it on the spot! I really had no idea what i was getting myself into until I started researching how to use an offset smoker. I'm glad that I made the purchase because I really want to become proficient in smoking and this seems like a great community of people to be a part of. I don't want to dump my million questions here because trolling through the forms I see every newb like me has already asked every imaginable question. I think I will take some time and browse through to learn as much as I can! I attached a pic of my new grill and GF in the back being a wino, lit up some coals to break it in last night and burned off some of the metal grease. I need to go out and find some wood at home depot or anywhere else you guys suggest so I can start my first smoke soon. I think I'm going to test it with baby back ribs first, maybe some chicken simultaneously. I've seen some cool mods that I would eventually love to do, but they seem to require welding which is out of the question for me. Anyway, glad to have found this site and cant wait for some great smoked meals in the hopefully near future. Wish me luck!