I have recently bought a Brinkman Grill N Smoke, and have used it a dozen times in two weeks. I have also not been able to sleep because I have been watching every youtube video on smoking there is. Recently, I retired from the ARMY, and have returned to college to finish my degree. When summer started I was looking for something to occupy my time, and boy did I find it. I have always loved cooking, and would always get volunteered at work to run the BBQ. However, I never really looked at it other than something i was pretty good at. I now believe I can be really good at it. I understand the Brinkman Grill N Smoke is really a beginners (not very reliable) smoker. However, I have been able to cook some really delicious meals. I am interested in entering a BBQ competition, and have recently started collecting all the pieces to begin building an UDS. I hope to gain knowledge, and be of use to anyone that I can, from joining this site.