Hi to all! Name is Dave, I live in Wichita KS... work in the aircraft biz. Started smoking about four years ago with a bullet smoker... moved up to a brinkman box about 1.5 years ago. So far all has been good. I have done mostly pork butts, some chickens and a couple of turkeys. I am currently about two hours into my first briskett. Kind of nervous... but so far everything has matched what i have read about smoking briskett (cross fingers). Got hooked on BBQ when i went to a Red Hot and Blue for dinner one day. really liked it! but i felt something missing... wife said I should try my hand at smoking. I really got hooked in May 05' went to memphis and got to see the champ bbq competition there... it was incredible!!!! met a ton of nice folks, ate a lot of pig! and I can't wait to go again!!! Well I am off to check the briskett.... happy new years and happy smokin'!!!!!!!!!