Good morning all. Brand new to the site, and soon to be brand new to smokin'. My name is Allen and I live in Trenton, Ontario. I grill year round from +30° to -30°C and everywhere in between on my trusty little Weber Genesis. It is starting to get some hot spots, so I thought about getting rid of it, but it's faithfully served me for 10+ years, so I may just treat it to new burners. I am still researching what kind of smoker I want to get and seem to flip flop quite a bit. I like the idea of trying a vertical water smoker to start with, as I can pick one up for not a lot. I think it would be a good learning tool, as I can't just set and forget. I've also thought about getting a Weber Kettle grill (I've always wanted one) and trying some techniques I've seen here in the forum. Whatever happens, I'm happy to be here and I look forward to learning lots from you all.