hello friends: my name is justin, i'm from outside of pittsburgh. my wife is a big fan of smoked meats, so for mother's day i bought a cheap smoker for her to try out, which means i bought a smoker to smoke meat for her to make her happy. i'm quite new to this, but i've been watching a ridiculous amount of bbq pitmasters on tv. so far we've kept it rather simple, did a brisket for my maiden smoking, and made pulled pork with it. today i made some ribs for her. smoking meats is fun and all, but it really needs to be planned well in advance so i can babysit my pit. right now i'm working with a brinkman smoke n grill. i already moved the legs to the outside, and drilled some holes in the pan for airflow. i'm here just to absorb knowledge like a sponge to try to impress my wife with my abilities. i have to come clean i've been creeping on the pages reading stuff, but now i'm officially a member. thanks for having me, and look forward to getting my smoke on.