My name is Steve and I live in the perpetually green, wet and moldy Pacific NW. I smoke in the rain under a blue tarp if necessary and that makes me an authentic northwesterner, I suppose. I bought a brinkman water smoker at Lowes a couple of summers ago and have had some good and bad expiriments with it. Good--Turkey and Pork ribs, bad--beef brisket. I found this forum online and joined to get some tips and learn more about smoking great food. I am newer to this online world and forums than smoking so please cut me a break if I don't quite do things right at first. Thanks!