Hey all....totally excited to find this forum....wish I did last summer.... I've only been smoking about a year and my first smoker is the Brinkmann Smoke n PItt offset smoker...was super excited to buy and use this only to realize for the same money I should've got the Charbroil brand instead (Not saying much though) I've had nothing but problems with it since I bought it....I've had delicious ribs and chicken but only after about 2 more hours than normal smoking to maintain temperature and finishing the ribs in the oven....have yet to try a pork butt....I know there are modifications but it's just a terribly designed smoker that copies a good idea.... So today I bought a Masterbuilt Duel Fuel vertical smoker and since I just finished seasoning it I'm so impatient I might go to the store and buy a Boston Butt right now!!!!! lol Yes it's another inexpensive smoker but from the few hours of owning it from build to season I'm impressed already....it's maintained consistent heat and smoke with no smoke leaving anywhere but through the vents....I'm using charcoal and wood chunks right now haven't messed with the propane yet I'm just sticking to what I know right now.... Any suggestions for when I start using proprane? Can I still use lump charcoal with chunks? Look forward to seeing and sharing recipes with y'all take care!!!!