Found this forum and others surfing with Google. Essentially I have found out that I don't know crap from shinola about bbq/smokin/etc. I have also done pretty much every "NEVER DO THIS..." a fella can do. I am retired military. We've settled in rural Missouri. Really appreciate of everyone sharing tips and Q wisdom. Don't have a smoker yet. Leaning toward the WSM. OTOH I have neighbors out here that have welded custom pits from 500gal propane tanks. I'll let you know how my first butt,rib,shoulder,brisket,tri-tip attempt turns out.