Thanks for the kind welcome. I am anxiously waiting for my smoker to arrive. In the mean time I have been reading all the posts which only gets me more anxious because I want to get smokin. I have learned a ton especially from SO's 101 posts, thanks SO! Since I doubt it will be here by the weekend (I know, unrealistic, but I can hope)I will have to smoke a salmon slab in the old BGE for a party Saturday. The sacrifices we must make! I will be back as soon as it arrives to get some suggestions on what to start my smokin experience with.