Hello all, name is Tyler. New to the forum, and fairly new to smoking/BBQ, not so new to grilling and cooking in general. Been getting by smoking 1 or 2 times a year using my old Weber 22.5 kettle, decided that I would make the jump and get an actual smoker.
Picked up a Brinkmann Vertical Charcoal Smoker (the square one) last week, and immediately set to modifying it (I'm a VW guy, nothing can be left un-modified!), ok, mostly planning, but I did one thing at least :) . I drilled a bunch of holes in the charcoal pan to help out with airflow. Then, I quickly found the Cowboy charcoal is horrible, and went and found some Big Green Egg charcoal at a place near my work. That turned out fairly well. Got a batch of pork-chops done up nicely. I do have some questions about this thing, but I'll save that for the Charcoal Smoker forum.