Hi my name is Rich and I live in Rhode Island. I have been smoking for less than a year but I have smoked several different foods. I am on my second smoker thanks to my dog because she knock it off the deck and it is all out of shape. It is a bullet smoker. I now have a Brinkmann, square upright charcoal type with double doors. I have smoked chicken, pulled pork, and ribs. I am in the process of making some modifications because the coals are not getting enough air to get a good burn (would appreciate any suggestions). It's a cheap unit, $70 for Walmart, but I am still learning and will get a better model when I master the smoking process. Just happen to come across this site when I was surfing the net. I went to a hot air balloon festival here in RI and by change found they were having a smoker cook off. Everyone was great and gave me several tips. I look forward to join in with some of the threads.