Hello from Milwaukee! I am going to attempt my first â€œrealâ€ BBQ this Sunday. In the past, I have done ribs and chicken on my gas and kettle grills with moderate success, but now feel its time to up my game. Plus I want to BBQ briskets and butts. Last week I found a great deal on a Weber Smokey Mountain and started doing some research. I came across the Smoking Meat Forum and I have been lurking around ever since. Boy, have I learned a lot. Thank you all! This site is great! I have also started Jeffâ€™s 5-Day eCourse. So hereâ€™s the planâ€¦ I wanted my first smoke to be a butt, but because of prior commitments Iâ€™m not going to have enough time this weekend. Instead Iâ€™m going to BBQ a few racks of baby backs on Sunday using the 2-2-1 method. I will be using lump charcoal with chunks of apple wood from a local orchard. I canâ€™t wait and will try to post a Q-view. After comes that hard decision for next week though. Brisket or butt?