I'm pumped to be on the forum and learn more about smoking. I have learned so much just in the past couple days. I'm originally from St. Louis, MO and after finding no suitable bbq out here in New Jersey I thought I'd take matters into my own hands.
I just bought an old brinkman trailer offset horizontal smoker (lingo maybe not correct) from a guy in Philly. It is built out of very thick gauge steel and has a nice convetion plate in the bottom that came with it. It is in great shape, I got it all cleaned and seasoned and did my first rib smoke on it.
I've been cooking ribs for years and have done a few pork shoulders on the weber but this will be my first foray into real deal smoking. Any tips and advice you have would be great. Can't wait to make this a big hobby!