My name is Bob, I am a retired Paramedic in central Florida. I have been smoking for about the last 3 years. I have a Brinkman gas smoker, and so far I am pleased with it after I learned to lower the temp from 300 degrees. I try and smoke about once every couple of weeks. I am still now very sure of myself on some things, but I am trying. I just smoked a ham today. That is one of my standbys. I hope to learn, from more experienced smokers.