Greetings all! Name is Rick...just started smoking meats thanks to my sweetie. She got me an inexpensive Brinkmnann smoker for my birthday last month. I have done every mod I can find online (also a big fan of 'tinkering' so that was fun all by itself!) and have turned it into a pretty easy-to-operate smoker. Since August 1st I have been almost obsessively smoking everything I can try (including a fantastic bacon blanketed meatloaf the other nite!). Anyway, i'm hooked!! Fair warning...i intend to drag every bit of an education I can outta ya'll. So thanks in advance!!