Hi all~ I've been lurking her for the last year or so. I am a little bit further along than just learning, but have been told I make the best ribs in the neighborhood. Recently made one great brisket, and one not so great brisket. I work more than full time as a supervisor, have a husband and four kids (13, 11, 8, and 6), and go to school full time. Smoking meats is currently my only hobby. Going to make my first fatty this Sunday! I have what I believe is considered a starter smoker~ Char-Griller Smokin' Pro. It's okay, but not quite big enough for my large family and all the friends I love to cook for. My husband can't wait to make some mods to it. Love this site! Have a great weekend!