I won a Broil King upright smoker at an auction - which was only by chance as I wrote my bid on the wrong sheet. I'm not new to the grill, but smoking is something totally foreign to me! I think I'm in trouble though - it took me an hour to get my charcoal to actually turn white just so I could season the smoker, and I think the temperature topped out at 230. I am determined to master this craft though! smoked meat is amazing when done correctly, and I want to be the one in the area to do just that!