Hey from San Diego new to this site new to forums. I'm Ron i am a beginner to smoking had a Brink-man offset for about a year and a half Home Depot special. Had some great success with it and a couple of big time failures. No matter what happens i am hooked and i love it. Just got my fathers day gift a Medina River large offset smoker and i am starting a 2am smoke tonight. lots of great info on this site. look forward to exchanging ideas and stealing all your best secrets.