A freind of mine has gotten me hooked on this smoking thing. This will be my second season of smokin, first year was with a Brinkman round, my wife just gave me a new Brinkman vertical for my birthday. Her comment was the old one didn't have enough capacity. Since I don't like smokin in Minnesota winters, we do a large batch of meat in the fall and store it with a food saver. We eat great all winter long. I looking forward to learning more on this site.