Very new to this cooking my own Q. Am now starting to realize it is more of a life style. Before 008 my wife would cook somthing like 8oz broiled chicken breast. Now I cook 16 lbs of pork butts. Men like meat, right. Before 008 I would have a glass of wine as the chicken cooked. Now people on this forum say you sit in a chair and drink lots of "adult beverages". Men like "adult beverages" right. But now I get to my question. Everytime I run my smoker my pants get tighter. What is in that smoke that make my pants smaller? Its not just me, look at a BBQ cooking event on TV, everybody who is cooking looks like there pants are too small. Got my first brisket smoking now, I know that son of a gun will shrink my pants more. My wife agrees it is somthing in the smoker. I ask her why I can not buckel my pants anymore all she would say is "Its that darn smoker"