My name is Mike and I have been a cooking fan since I was a kid and a BBQ enthusiast for about 10 years. I have been lurking on these forums for a while and I figured it was time to join. Now for the important stuff: I have a Brinkman horizontal smoker with an offset firebox. I mostly use it as a charcoal grill because I also have an MES-30 that I do my smoking with. While I feel pretty confident in my skill, I have learned alot from posts here (I think I have gained about 5 pounds from fatties and ABTs) and I hope I'll be able to give back in the future. Uhh, I need a way to finish this so... Smoke on!