My name is Al and I am in Georgia. I use to have a smoker year ago and love doing it. I had told my wife that I want to get back into smoking so this year my son got me a Brinkmann Vertical Charcoal Smoker. Last weekend I cook a turkey and it came out great. The only problem I had was getting the temp up. I read on the web site so I got a wok this week from Lowes and will try again tomorrow. I going to smoke some chicken wings and salmon for Christmas. Hope it come out as good as the turkey. I going to get the fire started with a little charcoal and then add wood. I have been reading a lot this week on this web site on what need to be done so we see how it come out.