Hello all!! A buddy of mine gave me a Brinkmann vertical smoker the other day and I joined here because I have no idea how to smoke anything, lol. From some of the things that I have read, this smoker is not the greatest, but I want to try it anyway. I figure that if I can master this one, I'll be a pro on a better one!! If any of you have any tips of how to improve my smoker or how to help in any way, I will definitely appreciate it!! I thank you in advance for all the info I'm able to gather on this site!! BTW, I'm living in Crossville (middle), Tn!!