I have always wanted a smoker and I finally broke down and bought one. After quite a bit of research I settled on the Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5", it seems to get great reviews and easy for the beginner.
I tried my first smoke that same day. A rack of pork spare ribs which I seasoned a few hours ahead of time with some Alpine Seasoning and Prime Rib rub. I smoked with Cowboy Lump, which I am hoping to use up quickly and purchase a better quality product and some apple wood chips. I smoked at ~225 for 5 hours, with a spritzing every 45 mins using a mixture of EVOO, soy sauce, Worcestershire, and apple cider vinegar.
A few thoughts, I didn't use enough charcoal to keep the temps for that long and had to add, which caused a nice spike in temp. I also hope to use chunks of wood instead of the chips, which seem to burn off quickly.
Anyways here is the final product which did taste amazing. I am hoping for some more ideas as I browse this wonderful forum.
My next endeavor is going to be a pork belly for a house warming party this Saturday. I did put up a post in the pork forum for ideas, but if you have any that would be greatly appreciated.