I've been grilling my entire life and finally decided to step into the world of smoking. I just picked up a nearly new New Braunfels Black Diamond offset smoker and have been doing the normal mods that I've read about. I'm waiting on my door gaskets and my Maveric thermometer to come in the mail, but I couldn't wait to use the smoker. I have a beef cross rib roast on now. I'm about 6 hours in to the cook and all seems well. This site has already been invaluable in getting started with smoking.