Just started smoking a few weeks ago. My son-in-law had a Brinkmann "ECB" Smoker and was not using it, so he gave it to me. The only mods I've made was adding a "real" thermometer to the top cover. Have smoked some chicken thighs, pork pieces, St Louis ribs and now today some beef short ribs. Really like the way meat tastes when smoked real slow. Have been experimenting with different rubs, spices and sauces. I'd like to eventually get a 22 inch Weber Smokey Mountain smoker some time in the near future.