Sean here...I'm relatively new the smokin' game. I got my Cookshack 009 for Christmas. Not new to a BBQ, but most of it has been the high heat style (Tec Patio II). I love the forums...they must be at least as valuable as the price of the Cookshack to me. Wanna know what I do, check out www.microsoft.com/mvp. Give it read, I think we'd all agree there are some MVPs of the Q'ing world here on this forum Thanks for all the great fun and reading.