Good day to you all! My name is Brian and I was born and raised just North of Chicago. I've always been interested in smoking meat and planned to purchase a smoker, until one day my mother-in-law showed up at our house and bequeathed me her late husband's Char-Broil H2O Deluxe Water Smoker. I have yet to use the smoker (I just recently figured out how to set it up), but I look forward to my first experience all the experiences to follow. I'll be posting to this site regularly in the hope that all the sage advice from more experienced smokers will help me to become a competition-level smoker (and justify to my wife my need to purchase a new smoker).