A friend gave me his horizontal barrel smoker with the smoker box on the side (hope I get the lingo right) for some work I did for him. I have been thinking about getting started smoking for some time now. I spent a few hours tonight looking for a good website and this appears to be the best. I was sold once I saw that you DO NOT recommend using a used marinate to baste the meat. That is just not a good idea. You would be surprised how many sites and recipes tell you to do so. The forums are VERY informative. I have learned alot in just the hour or so I have been here. Just wanted to say Hi and complement you folks on a great site!