Greetings all; I'm new to the smoking game and am so glad to have found this site. Very informative!!! I recently purchased a Brinkmann Elec. smoker and so far it works fairly well, although I plan a few mods to make it work better. My son who is a "purist" got me into it, although I don't have the time to babysit a smoker like he does. Since I'm an OTR truck driver (commercial tourist) my time at home is limited. I reside south of Los Angeles, Ca.