Hello all. I am a noob from SW Iowa (about 20 miles South of Omaha, NE for those that may have just watch the College World Series). Married with 4 adopted (young) kids. We love BBQ (specifically Oklahoma Joe's) and the inlaw is always smoking up some good stuff so I thought I would try my hand. The wife and kids bought me a Masterbuilt XL (no mods for now) for fathers day and I just got it put together. I think I will try to do the initial burn tonight and maybe some smoking this weekend. Lots of good reads on this forum and now hopefully I can put some of that knowledge to use.