I've been reading the post for a while now. Just wanted to thank all the guys that post. I've taken many of the things you have suggested and put them to use. I'm starting out with the Rivergrille Cattleman. I know it's not the best but I'm trying to get in the swing of things then upgrade. I got it for Father's Day and have already smoked 4 pork shoulders, 2 briskets, a few chicken breasts and some turkey legs. No complaints yet. I really just wanted to tell everyone thank you for all of the advice. I'm trying to get better and plan to tackle the buttermilk brined smoked turkey soon. I do need some advice on an inexpensive meat probe though. Thank for all the help!