As you can see I am also an Iowegian and located just a couple of miles up the road from you. I'm from the other side of the tracks (the good side) than most of the other Iowans on here. It gives them someone to poke fun at. Although this year it was a little more difficult for them to do that. Oh well, Sticks & Stones.
I also have a Brinkman Smoke N Pit Professional but recently upgraded to a Stumps Elite 4. The Brinkman is old and starting to have problems with not sealing very well, but still works.
Besure to ask questions and sign up for Jeff's free smoking e-course. It has a lot of good information.