Howdy (please say this with a thick country accent) I'm Jeff or smohk (pronounced smoke and no it doesn;t come from cooking foods...it came from cooking electronics lol) and I are frum Guthrie Ok. (Hicktown for the locals). Got a smoker for my sister and brother in law and then inherited said smoker when they got a divorce. It is a Brinkman Offset that I've seen pictured in a few avatars already. Did my first smoke with a bologna and turned out really well (any idiot can do that, I'm proof lol) Then pull the warming rack, extended the chimney (too far at first) and did two more bologna's. I think they turned out even better. I'm gonna get myself one of the heat shields and a couple of thermometers and gasket seal the cracks and then start experimenting some more. I'll probably be asking LOTS of questions at first too so please bear with me. Happy eating to all.