I just found this site yesterday and have done a lot of reading. I'm glad I found it I think there is a ton of good tips and pointers to be had. I use to smoke quite a bit but back in 2008 got a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in my lung) tried eating smoked meat in 09 and couldn't handle it so the Dr told me to give it another year or so and then try it again. So I just got my smoker uncovered and dusted off and thought I would make some pulled pork and ribs for the in-laws for the 4th. I sure hope it goes good because I miss eating all the good stuff. Anyway just wanted to introduce myself and say Hi. Don't be surprised if I ask for tips with some things. Hope everybody has a great and safe 4th and a smoker full of good meat.