Hello all. My name is Brandon & I've never smoked a piece of meat before in my life. But I've just recently finished building and burning my first barrel smoker. I'm super excited about it. I think I've bit of more than I can chew though. I've committed myself to smoking four butts on the new smoker this weekend. Lol. I figured i'm a pretty smart feller so I started researching good tips for smoking and found this blog. Signed up immediately. I'm really looking forward to the feedback, been very pleased so far just browsing. have a good rest of the week, and happy fathers day.