Hello to everyone from S/W Mississippi. First let me say how glad I am that I found this wonderful forum. The knowledge contained in this forum is what I have been looking for!
I have grilled for 50 plus years over the coals, tried smoking chicken some 30 years ago and just preferred it grilled over the charcoal. As luck would have it, my 32 year old grill burned out beyond repair a few months ago and I went on the hunt for a new grill. After spending some time in research, I stumbled upon this sight and the knowledge gained and the help in making my decision was unmeasurable. I read and read, thought and thought and finally said what the heck, bite the bullet and do something. I purchased a Oklahoma Joe. I could have gone more expensive but felt the OK Joe would fill all my needs at the present time.
After a seasoning burn and several coatings of peanut oil I put on three racks of ribs. Keep in mind this was a stock grill, no mods. I did the 3,2,1 method, that I read about on this forum, using Kingsford blue charcoal and a couple sticks of dry hickory. The ribs turned out great and made a believer out of me. Low and slow is the way to go. Let the mods begin!!!