Just wanted to drop by to say, "Hi". I've been retired for 11 years and just now getting into smokers. My wife bought our charcoal Brinkmann smoker back in '92 but I traveled so much for work, that I hadn't the time to even open the box. It's been sitting in the shop all these years and about two or three weeks ago, I noticed it and decided the time is right! I've since smoked baby back ribs and a Salmon fillet. Both came out great. But the only complaint I had was it used a lot of charcoal and was a little messy to clean up. Then I noticed the propane Turkey fryer sitting on the other shelf of the shop that I hadn't used in about 4 years. So I marriaged both smoker and fryer burner thus converting the charcoal to propane smoker. Now life is much better...LOL. As I type this, I have a pork butt in the smoker and will have pull pork tomorrow for lunch when my kids and grandkids come over for lunch.