Been smoking for sometime. Cut my teeth on a Brinkman R2D2 model over 25 years ago. Still have it too. Also have a vertical upright Great Outdoors. Still using Charcoal in both models. May be a pain at times, but hey, I am semi-retired....I have the time. Love to smoke fish, ribs, chicken and butts. Never too old to learn new tricks. Hello to all.