Wife hooked me up with a Yoder Cheyene for X-mas! Straight from Kansas to California via Fed Ex. I've been lurking the forums here for a month or so soaking up all I can. Yoder has been brought up to temp for 4 hours twice now. Wiped out the inside with peanut oil after the first burn. Shes now ready for the real deal. Alittle about me. I have been cooking full course meals in the kitchen for about 10 yrs now. Tons of gas grill experience aswell. However, I'm new to the smoke world! I've been a professiononal firefighter for about 12 yrs, and thats where I picked up the passion for cooking. Kicking back in the kitchen for a few hours a day making feasts for the last 10yrs has made me a crowd favorite with family and friends:) If all goes right I should push all in next week w/ my first real smoke.... I'll document everything and post it up for you guys!