Hey everyone, this is my first post here at the smoking meat forums. I've been lurking here for awhile now trying to learn from the posts and its time to finally say hello. After a year of saying I was going to get a smoker, I finally broke down and bought one about a month ago. I found this site while trying to decide what to purchase... I ended up with this one It's propane powered, I'd like to eventually move up to wood fired, but for now, in my rented house I've got to stick with propane... So the night I got it I fired it up and did the initial burn in and started inviting friends over for some bbq the next day... For my first initial smoke I got a 5lb brisket, a 5lb boston butt and a couple bags of corn. Never one to leave well enough alone I took recipes from a few different posts here and mixed and matched to make them fit what I had in the cupboard. I didn't deviate too far from the recipes here, but added a very healthy handful or two of hungarian paprika to the rub I used on both pieces of meat. Everything turned out great, due entirely to all the reading I did here first. Here is the end result of the brisket The boston butt after a short rest in the foil The finished boston butt Ah cooking with pliers... gotta love it... And the corn, also from a post I found here.. this was a surprise favorite and went much faster than I thought it would Anyways, thanks much for getting me started. I'm going at it again this weekend and may also include some Atomic Buffalo Turds this time.