Hello everyone my name is Dave I'm 32 live in Longview WA. I have been a griller for about 12 years now. I also enjoy cooking over the camp fire and dutch oven cooking. I have always used smoke chips and chunks when I cook but wanted to try smoking. I got a Brinkmann charcoal vertical smoker but had a hard time with temps because it wasn't insulated and the coals would smother themselves in the pan. I got a new grill for fathers day that has a smoker built in and seems with some tweaking it will work well. It is a Brinkmann Smoke 'n Grill Pro. The smoker is small but is insulated and after installing a needle valve to the burner I can maintain temp at 200 easily. This is important because I don't have much time in a day to waste with a 2year old running around. after I learn how to smoke meats well in this smoker I may build a bigger rig.