Well, thought I would say hello before asking questions. I have been a long time lurker. I have an old Brinkman with a fire box on the side that I have welded up and turned into a reverse flow. I have been in one kcbs bbq comp and got my ass handed to me, although I was doing a happy dance and thought I had made the best brisket ever. I appreciate every ones participation here, I have learned lots reading the posts. If any one is interested in seeing my smoker I can start some threads on it. Nothing really fancy except maybe the electronics. oh ya and fill in the blank with your favorite addiction.