I'm always looking for smoker' ideas, recipes, data... Always passed through here as I browsed, so I'm joining up!
What got me serious about grillin', was Steven Raichlen's Book "Raichlen on Ribs, Ribs, Ribs", Workman Publishing. I use it all the time...
I am always on the back patio, learning something new. Simple equipment: 22" Weber, R2D2 looking Brinkman smoker - and I don't embarrass myself.
When family hits town, I also boil crawfish and shrimp on a cajun cooker... I'm most know in my circle for frying turkeys.
My biggest backyard cooking inspiration: Justin Wilson.