Hi all! I'm a newbie to this forum but I love it and so glad I found it. I have two smokers, a beef master (fire box charcoal horizontal smoker) and a Brinkman electric. I love the charcoal but I'm not great with it. The brinkman allows me to be a little more consistent although I don't much like the varied temperatures I'm getting. I started using a stepless motor controller I use with my router and fan in the shop and it seems to work. I 'm sure I"ll burn it out as it's getting really hot. Overall I love BBQ, smoked meats and fish and grilled veggies and so does my wife. I live in Va, but I'm from the Lone Star state, and I take BBQ very seriously, but I'm not a master. My dad is the best BBQ person I know, he makes a mean brisket, ribs that are to die for and pork steaks that rock. I'm hoping to be as good as him one day. Thanks for being a great forum and I hope to contribute some knowledge.