Hi everyone, I am Ricardo and I'm fairly new to the world of smoking meat. I bought a used Char-Broil offset smoker a while back and tore it apart and rebuilt it. I have used it twice so far, both times doing beef ribs (being that some of my friends don't eat pork) and they came out great both times. You can see them in my avatar picture, but I call it beginners luck. But it's time for me to grow up and do bigger things like brisket, leg of lamb etc. I plan on doing my first brisket Sunday and I came here to learn all that I could prior to cook day. I am in the Air Force and have been for almost 13 years and I have loved almost every day of it. I look forward to talking to all of you, and ESPECIALLY LEARNING FROM YOU ALL. Happy Cooking !!!!