Hello!!! Lucien (LOO-shen) here. I'm a mechanical engineer working in the aerospace industry living up my twenties in southern CA. I love grilling and of course eating; but recently started getting into smoking (food). I have never smoked anything before so I am just going to dive in head first and learn everything I can. To start, I have been looking into the Brinkmann Vertical Charcoal Smoker as my first purchase. Thoughts? Look forward to learning a ton from everyone here!