Y'all can call me Joe, I've been grilling for 40+ years. The better half came home with and ECB Smoker recently To my surprise and somewhat delight, Brinkmann has made some small, but useful improvements to their deluxe model. I've taken pictures and shall post them once this digital camera gets it's software completely installed on this laptop. I've purchased a stovepipe charcoal starter, natural charcoal, hickory smoking chips, a metal watering can with as long and thing a sport as I could find. My first attempt is at an 8lb. Boston Butt. At 99cents a lb @ Winn Dixie, I figured I had little to lose. It's been coated with mustard and rubbed with a favorite rub of ours, and left to marinate, covered for 6 hours in the fridge. Complete pictures of the Brinkmann Model 852-7080-E and my inaugural experience into the art of smoking meats to follow.