Spent a good six hours reading a thread about mods to Char Grill brand smokers, and realized I was hooked. Amateur backyard cook here, but I am learning new stuff all the time. I currently cook on an un-modified Char Grill Outlaw model with an SFB. My ribs are getting pretty respectable, my tenderloins are awesome, my beer-can chicken is damn near perfect, but brisket is still beating me down. I have all summer to figure that one out. Hopefully when I complete some of the mods on my smoker, it will give me an edge over that tricky brisket. I currently live in Colorado, but that could change anytime the Army decides I should be living somewhere else. Hoping to stay in Colorado, because it's perfect for an outdoorsman like me. Looking forward to sharing with, and learning from all of you!