Howdy fellow meat-heads I finally have gotten back into smoking meats again. I had a Brinkman back in the day, but the weather and lots of use took it's toll on it. I've wanted to get started again for a long time, but knew I needed a bigger and better quality unit. My dad was a long time smoker and since all the kids were out of the house, he passed his old smoker onto me....thanks pops! The label says it is a South West Smoker. All I know, is that it suits my needs much better than what I had previously. My dad used it for 10-12 years and I'm hoping to do the same. I've done several pork loins and whole chickens and been happy with the results. We live south of KC, MO - 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats. I enjoy anything outdoors and anything involving my kids. I've already found so much good information on here, I hope one day to be able to give back.