I am new to smoking. When I moved to a new house last year I got a CharGriller SuperPro 2121. I plan to add a side fire box. I don't have much experience with grilling either, my family did it a lot when I was a child but haven't myself. My name is Melissa and I live in Windermere, Florida. I look forward to trying lots of recipes. This weekend my fiancé and I tried it for the first time. We struggled getting the charcoal to stay lit, but after several attempts we managed to get adequate heat. We did two racks of spareribs for four and a half hours averaging 225 degrees. We were surprised at how often we had to add more charcoal to maintain heat. I'm sure we made many newbie errors. Potatoes and corn on the cob were added the last hour. The food all tasted good. I'm looking forward to reading these forums more (you helped this weekend with the veggies!) I wish I'd found you all earlier.