I am a law student at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and excitedly purchased a barrel grill a few years ago. I insisted to my wife that I wanted the firebox attachment, as I was fixing to become the greatest smoker the world has ever known. Well, I got the firebox, but never actually used it until just a few weeks ago. My first ribs ended up more like jerky, and my second ribs looked nice, but were tough as leather. I figured a little humility and some tips from some more experienced folks might help me become the greatest smoker my family (at least) and maybe a few friends have ever known. I do pretty well on the grill. My burgers get pretty good reviews, and I have figured out how to get flavorful, juicy chicken breasts, but I really want to progress on the smoker. This seems like a pretty informative website set up by someone with a passion for smoked meats, yet appreciates what it is like to have no clue.