My name is Jay and I live in the mountains of western NC. I have been grilling for, I couldn't even guess how long. I grill using nothing but charcoal. I do have a dual fuel grill but the ONLY time I ever used gas with it was to get the coal started. I now use a coal chimney to start my coals. I own a Brinkman 810-5502-W square vertical smoker that I bought this year. I have not had any good results with it because it won't get to proper temperature even when the outside temp is in the 90's. I love to get out on my back deck and grill and smoke with a cold adult beverage or two..... I appreciate forums like this for the knowledge and information that people that know what they are doing and are willing to share. Anyway I'm glad I found this forum.