Hey guys, I have been a long time reader of this forum and decided it's time to join in the fun. This is a sweet website.....lots of great info and tons of good food. I've actually been coming here and reading for about 3 years and checked out EVERYTHING. I starting smoking about the same time on a Brinkman charcoal smoker and my first couple of tries were awful. Couldn't maintain temps and the cool/warm/hot zones were pretty unhelpful. I modified if after awhile to work on a turkey fryer base and turned out some pretty food since. Luckily I've got a pretty good girlfriend who surprised me with a Browning Smoke Vault for Christmas...and we've had Q every weekend since. Looking forward sharing what I do and continuing to learn from the best!