Hi All. Glad to have found this forum. I have always loved to grill, and after my last grill rusted through the bottom was ectatic to purchase my first offset smoker about 4weeks ago. bought a 'Char-Broil' off set smoker to start with. in the 4weeks i've smoked some baby back ribs which came out fabulous. I just smoked my first pork shoulder this weekend. it was very good, but will be better with more trials. I LOVE IT. there are several areas i know i need to work on, and look forward to the learning experience. As well i want to start messing around with making my own sauces and rubs as i figure that is really where the difference will be. i look forward to chatting with every body and sharing some bbq experiences.