Howdy y'all - Russell here and the lovely Mrs. Russell bought me a snazzy new Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn Black Triple-Function Combo Grill for my birthday. I love grilling, prefer charcoal but gas is fine when I'm rushed. I always wanted to get into smoking and now I have the tool but lack the knowledge. Now I'm scouring the WWW for info and stumbled in here. Looks like a friendly and helpful place so here I am. I smoked one brisket so far . . . turned out ok . . . flavor was amazing but not as tender as I'd hoped. So far starters I'll say I'm interested in "mods" to the smoker - it kinda leaks smoke everywhere and I can't seem to get the temp any lower than 250. I'll search the forums for info but if any of y'all have immediate pointers I'm all ears. THANKS!