Hello, I sm Gavin from Joplin, mo. The first time I have ever personally smoked any kind of meat was about 1 month ago. I ended up getting an old Brinkman Smoke N Grill given to me and decided to put it to use. I didn't know a thing about how to smoke meat. I just was wondering through the store and ended up grabbing a pork loin. I smoked it and it turned out pretty good. Since then I have smoked 2 whole chickens, a batch of chicken wings(excellent) and some bacon wrapped water chestnuts and zuccini cabobs. All of which turned out great. I have used this forum for all the help I needed going into these smokes and I cant thank everyone enough for the helpful posts. I now have an old offset smoker picked up at a yard sale and I can't wait to post some pics of my next smoke. Thanks all!!