After doing a lot of reading here I thought I may as well sign up, seems like a great forum with lots of good info. I have had a couple small brinkmann charcoal smokers. They did a turkey fine, but the ribs did not come out to my satisfaction. I recently decided I needed indirect heat and just picked up a trailmaster vertical. I like the design and have been doing mods with assembly. I will season it tomorrow and find out how well I have it sealed up.
Looking forward to discovering lots of good info here, and maybe in a few years I will have something to contribute to help someone else!