Hey guys I'm a newb from Texas and got a free Brinkmann Smoke-N-Grill this weekend. I've been wanting to get into smoking (been grilling on weber several times a week since I bought my house), so I tried my first time last night. I actually tried burgers and ABT's which didn't work out so great, but it did work. I will try something better soon I think. (The GF was not a happy camper having to wait till 10 to eat, lol) One complaint is the safety factor of this smoker. I think I will invest in a Weber soon because I just do not feel comfortable with this thing after actually using it. It's more of a set-up perfect and go kind of thing, with no dial-in abilities and what-nots, lol. So, Hi!