Just happened across this forum. Looked good so thought I'd join ya. Been smoking for years...went through 2 of the cylinder type with charcoal but was sick of having to take everything out to stoke the fire! Then went to a standup with a full length door...love it! Now I just picked up a Brinkman Professional with the firebox on the side. The guy hasn't used it for 4 years sold it to me for 50 bucks. Anybody have any opinion of this one. This will be my first try with the indirect heat and I figure what better time then the holiday weekend! I've had great experiences smoking and some not so great! Did you ever hear 6 dozen eggs explode in your smoker? Never let your drunk cousin stoke the fire!! LMAO!! He put every piece of smoking wood in that I had!!!!