Hello all. I just received a smoker for christmas and have never smoked anything before. I was surfing Floridasportsman.com when a moderator mentioned this site. Boy am I glad I found ya'll. I look forward to learning from the seasoned veterans. A little about me: I'm originally from Illinois, moved to Port Charlotte 8 yrs ago. I currently bartend at a local restaurant on the water while attending school at FGCU in Ft Myers where I am 3 semesters away from getting my degree in accounting. I also just got engaged recently to the most amazing woman I have ever known. I almost forgot, I just receved a Brinkman electric smoker that I plan to put to good use.