Hey all... My name is Doug and I live in Columbus, Ohio (Go Bucks!!!). I lucked into a cheap old Brinkmann charcoal smoker several years back when a friend was moving and didn't want to deal with it. That little guy was finicky... and an SOB to keep at the right temp but I managed to cook some great food on that thing. Even got into smoking/dehydrating hot peppers with it. My wife recently surprised me with a new smoker for my birthday... Truth be told she gave me cash and said get what you want, cause she knows I love doing research and picking out the right product. Anyways, I landed on a Smoking-it Model 3. Love the community on this site... everyone is always so helpful. Looking forward to learning a lot and contributing when I can.