Hey Guys, I'm new to smoking meat but I'm no stranger to the grill. Smoking meat never really interested me much until one day my brother & I decided we would smoke a couple of tri-tip sirloins that you would normally find at Texas Land & Cattle. I actually visited this forum to find out what kind of cut it was & ideas on how to smoke it. What we pulled off that smoker was sweet sweet nectar that fell from heaven & onto my plate! We had a large party that day and by judging from the people's reaction to the smoked sirloin, you would have thought we sprinkled crack on it. Now I have adopted the idea that everything is better smoked. Anyone found a way to smoke ice cream yet? I have lived in the North Dallas area for about a year & 1/2. I moved here from Louisiana after attending LSU & La Tech. BBQ is a staple here & I look forward to collecting some smoking ideas from all of you veterans and sharing with my family & friends. Currently the only equipment I have is a Brinkman R2D2 Smoker. I'm looking to upgrade really soon & I would LOVE to get your opinions on this Char-Broil Smoker: http://www.smokenator.com/images/BanderaSmoker.gif The one I'm looking at is used/rusty and needs some TLC. I haven't looked at it in person yet but supposedly all the rails, racks, & the firebox are intact. Their asking price was only $50! Thanks for having me & I look forward to reading your posts.