Well, just joined up here, looking for some inspiration and a way to kick my smoking up a notch. Until I started looking around here, I THOUGHT I was doing a decent 'low and slow'... now I see I might as well have been slapping pork butts on the grill! My new friend will be named 'minion'. About me, I'm a husband and father (of three), serving in the US Army here in the 3rd Infantry division. Had a couple of smokers previously, one of the pitmaster types with the firebox on the side, and a brinkmann "bullet-type" cry-and-cuss charcoal smoker. Have another brinkmann now, and gonna start working on the mods in the morning. Spent about 15 months on a "business trip" as my wife likes to call it, and dreamed of thin blue smoke almost constantly. I'da smoked a camel if I coulda got my hands on one. I firmly believe that we could solve this whole middle east problem with a few pounds of smoked pork (and some laser guided munitions) That's about it.....great site you got here!