Didn't start in here but I thought I'd post up here and say hello... My name is Chris and I am from Georgia. I'm working with a Char Griller Smokin' Pro w/side box. I've extended the top vent pipe almost down to the grate and built a fire basket for the fire box after the factory fire grate ended up being FUBAR after the first cook. I'm still learning the art of smoking meat and I'm also still trying to get the hang of the offset smoker. I had done a little "hot smoking" I guess you'd say, in my Weber charcoal grill but wanted a real smoker. I've really enjoyed the Smokin' Pro so far and hope to move up to a nice trailer mount smoker after a while. I'm looking forward to getting to know some of you and tapping into the experience of the members here to speed along my learning. Just found this forum tonight and can't wait to dig into some of the old postings to come up to speed.