What a great site. I have been lurking for a while and decided to join and even purchased the rub recipe to help out the site. I recently decided to purchase the Char-Broil Offset smoker to get my feet wet so to speak. I figured this is more in line with a "real" smoker rather than the bullet type. I could have purchased the Brinkman at Walmart for $39 but decided to go for more of the real deal. And of course some will be laughing but this is my first and hopefully not the last.