Hello all my name is Pete and I live in southern Vermont. I started smoking over the winter by using tin foil and plugging all the holes in my gas grill. After lots of research into offset smokers I went with the cheapest I could find. A brinkmann $99 model. I figured if I can learn how to make solid bbq on this post I should be good to go. So I upgraded to a brinkmann trailmaster limited edition. I have ruined a brisket and also made some very tasty pulled pork. Glad to be hear.