hello fellow smoker, I am Brad I live in St Louis Missouri. I use a Char Broil charcoal smoker with the side box, and a Brinkman Gourmet electric smoker. Just picked that up 3 days ago and had smoked my first brisket on it for our annual 4th BBQ. I have used my Char Broil for 5 yrs. I will be using the electric smoker much more offen (for dinners) just because of ease. this site came in handy this weekend as i said new to electric smoking. reading the previous posts came in very handy... looking forward to future posts learning and teaching where every possible.