I'm a newbee so be kind. My older brother has been smoking for years and I have always been interested, but this past Christmas I finally broke down and did it. I bought a Brinkmann 852-7080-e Gourmet Grill Smoker (Charcoal). So far I have done spare ribs, atomic turds, and chicken breasts stuffed with various items. This weekend I'm doing my first butt. I live just out side of Memphis. I look forward to learning all of your vast knowledge.