New to smoking, new to the forum. I'm in League City, TX and my wife told me to get a hobby that doesn't involve a boat (cheaper!) and somehow I ended up wanting to smoke meat. Growing up I remember watching my grandfather slaughter hogs and smoking meat in a homemade in-ground smoker. I've never really tried much more than grilling food, but now I want to try the art of smoking myself. This year I'll be using my four burner brinkman grill with a v-cut firebox and a water pan on the far left side of the grill. That still gives me a good 2/3 of the the grill surface for smoking. If I can put out some good meals, next year I'll be in the market for a dedicated smoker. The first rack of ribs are in the fridge right now. I'm trying the 2-2-1 on the babybacks this afternoon so hopefully this will be a good start. Looking forward to learning and putting my own touch on some of my favorites.