Hey everyone, my name is smokeyroad...and I am a Q-aholic. Sorry I missed the intro thread and went straight to sapping people for info...an honest noob mistake. Anyhoo, I have Brinkmann Smoke King Deluxe that I got free last year from a friend. I was having trouble getting to proper cooking temps and maintaing even temps all together, so I found this place; which by the way is an amazing resource of info for people like me who aren't quite sure where to begin. Last summer I smoked a good bit of meat and a lot of it had to be finished in the oven, after burning through tons of charcoal. That was frustrating and costly. I hope to work my way past that with all of the great tips I am picking up here. Aside from BBQ, I homebrew, garden, and generally love most outdoor activities. I look forward to learning from you all. Thanks!