Newbe here from Muskegon Michigan located on the beautiful sandy lake shore in Mid Michigan. This site is great, have been reading some of your post & they are very informative. Pretty much just a backyard weekend warrior when it comes to grilling. Pretty much just an old Nemco about twenty years old. Have always thought smoking & about a week ago put some sirloin Chops on & added hickory chips for the first time. That convinced me that I need to look into this more & take the jump. I rescently picked up a Brinkman professional series smoker at an local auction for about $35.00 so as soon as I tune it up - I'm eager to go. Also about a year ago I picked up a duel fuel upright box smoker that I had intended on doing some Jerky some day. It's still in the box, but after reading some of these post, I'm ready to "break it out" & try a smoking a pork Butt soon. The only smoking i've done to date is my Swisher Sweets - which I love. Anyway, it's a pleasure to meet all of you & I look forward to my future "smokin" adventures. Dan.