My name is Eva and I just bought my first smoker last night. It is a cheap\beginner smoker from brinkmann. It is also a charcoal smoker, because I am very adamant on not using gas or electricity for any type of smoking or bbq (personal preference). I have never done any type of smoking, but I got it because I want to make jerky mainly. I will try my hand at it tomorrow and then post the results elsewhere.