Hey Everyone! My name is Michael and I'm from northwest Connecticut. I'm brand new to charcoal grilling and smoking. I've used gas grills for about 15 years and like the convenience, but I really love the low and slow tender BBQ. I also love smoked meats. There's nothing like a good smokey flavor to any meat. I'm here though because my first smoke today was rather disappointing, so I'm going to puruse the forum for tips. If there are any posts for beginners, please point me in the right direction!