Welcome from the upstate, Jeff. It's really good to have you on this great site. There are a lot of very fine folks here who are always eager to share their ideas, recipes and tips. All you have to do is ask and keep reading.
Thanks everyone. I've been reading up on different stuff in the forums and have found a lot of it interesting. I ended up buying a Masterbuilt upright smoker and a char-broil wireless thermometer. Later on today I'm going to be seasoning the smoker and tomorrow trying my hands at smoking some pork butt roast for pulled pork.
I just got the smoker put together and picked up a 10# pork loin that I'm going to half out and smoke tomorrow after marinating it overnight in an apple cider sea salt and brown sugar marinade. I'm looking forward to it too