Hello everybody. My name is Phil and I currently live in beautiful Washington state, where I am currently stationed with the Navy. I am about as much as a newbie to smoking as it gets. Just purchased a Brinkmann Heavy Gauge Off-Set Smoker and Grill and am ready to get going. I'm currently in the process of moving from my current apartment to a house with a nice large backyard where I can really get going and really hone in on getting some experience. Hope to get my set up put together and assembled by this weekend and have a nice Labor Day weekend smoke out in the back!