Just began smoking a year ago. My wife and I decided to start a family last year and a friend of mine gave me a Landmann Black Dog offset smoker as a baby gift. It has proven to be a great hobby if you have a family (not like golf). I have gotten raves for my smoked pulled pork (which is actually Alton Brown's from the Food Network.) I am working on my brisket and I am trying out Jeff Phillip's recipe from the October newsletter. The first couple of briskets were unedible. I look forward to learning from you all. Thanks.