Greetings from central California! I had been talking about a smoker for years and finally my kids helped out at Christmas. They got me the gas Master Forge and I am just starting my second attempt. The first went pretty well (thanks to this forum). It was a brisket, and I even did burnt ends from the point. Today I am doing ribs, and after getting the key bit of information that I needed from this forum, I think they will turn out great. Here are some shots of my brisket: And this is what I have going today: So, I am happy to finally join and maybe start to contribute after being a lurker for a couple of months.