I started smoking about 2 years ago with my Char Griller Smokin Pro. I have had some great successes with pork shoulder, ribs, turkey and chicken. I have learned a ton from when I started, which of course leads me to how much more I want to learn!
My best advice for new people starting out... pork shoulder is very forgiving and delicious :) Don't get hung up on secret rubs and sauces and woods, just concentrate on the basics and you can't go wrong!
I struggle with maintaining temperature and the amount of charcoal I go through in my smokin pro but it's paid for and I still make food that makes my family go yum!
I look forward to learning from all of you and contributing when I can.