I stumbled upon this site a few days ago, and finally signed up today. I am very much looking forward to mastering the art of smoking. I've been cooking/grilling for many years now. I just recently purchased a BBQ Pro Charcoal Grill with offset smoker box from Sears. I liked the option of being able to cook regularly with charcoal, or use the smoker box for a slower cook. I cook a lot of steaks, so I still wanted to have just the regular charcoal grill. I think in the long run it may wind up being a little smaller than what I might want, but we'll see. I am also looking into purchasing a stand up smoker, if anyone has any suggestions on which one to purchase. Tomorrow I am going to attempt to smoke my first rack of spare ribs. I have a few chicken legs I am going to experiment with as well. I had some chicken at a bachelor party a month or so ago that was to die for. I bought a bag of the homemade rub off the guy for a very reasonable price, but I ran out in just a couple grillings. I had a pretty good idea what it had in it, but wasn't exactly for sure. I purchased Jeff's naked rib rub recipe today, and I'm thinking it is going to taste a lot like the stuff I purchased. It has a lot of the ingredients in it I was suspecting, but it's nice to have the right portions written down. I'm planning on using charcoal, some crab apple wood, and hickory. Would love to hear ANY suggestions!