I'm new to smoking as my wife got me a great outdoors gas smoker last month. I am really eager to learn the right ways so everyone is blown away by my cooking. All my friends and family pretty much follow the 1-2-3 rule. 1. toss on meat 2. remove (usually when black) 3. drop in sauce pan No seasonings, no smoking, nothing but a bucket of sauce. And I hate that, I know there is a better way so I have done my best to start learning! I live in Wentzville, MO and my only hobbies outside of eating is homebrewing. I figured I take so much care in that, that not putting forth enough effort to cook right was a travesty. I'm really excited to have stumbled across these forums!