My name is Mark I am from Aurelia Iowa. I have been smoking for many years all self tought never knowing if I was doing things right or wrong but the end results always seem to work out for me. The way I see it is that you can never get enough good advise from the seasoned vets. So I am looking forward to putting it all to work for me. I have used a brinkman tube style smoker until it fell apart weber kettle grill until it fell apart and now have a chargriller with the side fire box that I bought last year and am still learning how to use.