I have so many questions i need answered that I don't even know where to start. I have bbqed for the last 20 yrs and just recently have come to a place where i am bored with just bbq. i want to try smoking meat because i love the way it tastes. looking forward to buying my first charcoal smoker sometime in the next month i have signed up for the e-course. I live in Sikeston Mo about 120 miles south of St. Louis. I have a growing family with 3 kids and my wife and dog. From reading the forum and home page i know i have a lot to learn but am looking forward to it.