Hello everyone. We love in Lubbock, TX . I'm new to the smoking world and have just bought my first smoker (Brinkmann Vertical). Did my first smoke today pulled pork and a couple racks of ribs so far so good. I a have assisted in a few competitions with a friend and he took first and I have been hooked since them. I know it will take some getting used to the new pot but hopefully it won't take to long. I enjoy learning so any tips and criticism is greatly appreciated. Happy smokin'