Well, I have just begun to embark on my biggest smoking challenge yet. To date, all of my prior efforts in smoking have been limited to Boston Butts and a turkey last Thanksgiving. Well, this Labor Day, I decided I was going to cook for my family, my parents and my in-laws. The main entrees are six full racks of baby back ribs and a beef brisket. I just fired up the chimney a few minutes ago (815pm local time) and will be stoking the fire shortly. the plan is to be ready to eat at about 1 pm on Monday. I will post updates and pics as the come in. Here are the preliminary pics of the glorious meat after I rubbed them. The ribs are rubbed 1/2 in a seasoning I bought the last time I was at the famous Gates BBQ in Kansas City. The other 1/2 are rubbed in the Kansas City Sweet and smokey rub from the Barbecue Bible. The brisket is rubbed in the Lonestar Steak rub from the same Barbecue Bible. I am smoking everything with Hickory wood. I have my mop ready for the brisket, my therms ready to go, my alarm clock set to keep me from accidentally going into a deep sleep and I can't wait for the thin blue line to begin.