How's everyone?! Really glad to get in on this smoking action, this is gonna be a blast...got a Char-Griller barrel smoker/grill as a gift last year but just did the maiden smoking voyage 2 weeks ago. Did some spareribs, 1/2 mesguite rub and 1/2 just s & p, both were tasty-real happy with them as a first run...was able to get my smoker up to temp pretty easily, but couldn't resist peeking in too often so had to do the last 45 min. in the oven. Last week did some corn and tried out some pineapple chunks, think I left those in too long though, pretty strong and acidic- Love food altogether but especially pork products, doing a 1st birthday party bbq for our son next weekend, pretty sure I'm gonna go totally off and that this process and this site are gonna take up FAR TOO MUCH of my time- Glad to be a new member and thanks in advance everyone for all the tips and advice! Peace, Tony D.