Hi all, I am from Detroit, I have been interested in smoking for a long time. I just broke down and got a smoker.... It isn't a very good one I think it was $60 it is a Brinkmann Sportsman Charcoal Smoker & Grill. I am looking at getting a better one but before I shell out $500.00 bucks on a smoker I want to make sure I am going to be able to make edible food with it. I am going to go get a brisket tomorrow to smoke maybe Friday.