Hi. My name is Pete. I'm from rural Montana where there's lots of deer, elk, fish, and beef to be smoked. Just signed up for the forum today. I'm very very new to this hobby. I'm interested in learning how to use a charcoal smoker. I've been borrowing a friends Brinkmann but am having a heck of a time regulating the temperature as it has no adjustable vents and doesn't have a real temperature gauge. So, I'm off to do some investigating on one which will meet these needs and not be too expensive. Your suggestions would be most helpful but I'll be sure to peruse other areas of the forum.