Hey there! First off this website is amazing! I havent even smoked yet and ive been on here for almost 3 hours trolling the forums for knowledge. So i was at work and the BBQ subject came up. needless to say not a lot of work got done after that. After work i went and bought a vertical brinkmann charcoal smoker. Im told that tri tip is the most forgiving so i think i shouuld start with that. Being that this is an out the box smoker, I would like to know if anyone has any personalized touches they have made to thier smoker. I have a wired thermometer but i need a better chamber thermometer since it only came with the "warm, ideal, too hot" gauge and i know i need something better. Any tips and points are highly appreciated. scary excited to get this ball rollin!