Hi, my name is Andrew and I live in Davenport Iowa. For the most part it's where I80 meets the Mississippi River. Im a full time student of respiratory therapy (graduate in May '14!). I've only been smoking for about a year now. Done a few racks of ribs with so so results and a couple of briskets that have been disastrous at best. I'm using the ECB with a few modifications. I put the legs on the outside, drilled holes all over the charcoal pan, and made a lid vent. I've skimmed through this site and I can see I'll be spending a lot of time here.