Hello every one! I just wanted to say I've enjoyed looking over everyone's post in the past and I am now ready to join in the fun! I'm still pretty green when it comes to bbq and smoking meat but I have a high "want to" so I'm looking forward to getting started in my smoking career! Unfortunately I do not own my own smoker as of yet. So far I have only been able to cook out with my brother-in-laws and a time or two in town with a friend. The wife knows how much it means to me to get going so hopefully we can pull some funds together after our next vacation and make it happen sooner rather than later! I had my 1st taste of the smoking fever just this past May. My brother-in-laws and their friends always compete out at a local Goat BBQ. They have done this every it has existed. The past 2 years I have been on the sidelines and only participated in the drinking activities. Turns out I'm pretty good at that. 2 years was long enough! I had to get in on the fun. Of course the new guy is responsible for cooking a goat their 1st year. After lots of research I was able to come up with something I though would be different from what I had seen everyone else turn in the previous years and it actually turned out pretty great! We won 1st place Goat and I have been hooked ever since! I can't wait to to try some of the recipes/rubs/sauces/techniques everyone has shared and I look forward to learning and sharing as I go as well! Have a great weekend!! -Rick G.