I've been lurking a short while doing some research and decided this could be a good home for me. I've been grilling since I was a teenager but back then my parents wanted everything well done - not that I knew any better at the time. Years later, I began to appreciate how much better properly cooked steaks and other foods could be. I've done pretty well on both charcoal and gas grills. I know - a lot of people consider a gas grill blasphemy, but successful grilling is more technique than anything. My first smoker was a Brinkman that I used until it fell apart. Next, I bought an NBBD and used it a lot for several years until I needed something a little bigger and got an OK Joe Longhorn. The OKJoe has worked great, but I recently had some mods done - FB deflector, tuning plates and charcoal basket. I'm looking forward to learning more from all you guys and gals!