I guess that I can can call myself a new member since I have yet to smoke anything. I am 5'7" and 150 lbs. When I went in the army (to Viet Nam) I weighed 145 and out of training I weighed 155. I eat a lot of veggies. My doctor wants me to eat more meat! Oh well, if I have to I'll start when the weather warms up just a bit more. Most days here, northern Illinois, the temperature goes over the freezing mark. I figuire that in 2 or 3 weeks, the time will be right. I just noticed that this site has a basic smoking ecourse. Thats next on my list.