to register. I've been cooking as long as I've been driving and I'm probably not as good a driver as I am a cook. Most likely because I don't lay awake at night dreaming about driving. I've worn out two electric Brinkmann smoke'n'grills and I've cooked scads of butts in a brick smoker that's nearly as old as I am. I also have a propane tank smoker on a trailer, but it's gas fired, so it really isn't as good as the brick setup. Plus, I have an Orion, but I don't consider it a smoker so much as a cooker. If you guys could teach me one thing by request, it would be ribs. It's easy to spend over 10 hours on butt but ribs always kill my patience; I'm sure I'm just cooking too fast. I'm going for tender with a smoke ring and some bark, but my ribs are always tougher than I'd like them to be. But even tough ribs are tasty. Howdy guys, I'm BelchFire and I hail from South Georgia.