Good day all. Just joined here, but have been an avid Q'er for 6 years or so. I cut my teeth on a Brinkmann Cimmaron Offset, and have recently acquired a WSM with a "B" vent date code (Weber says the oldest is a "C") for $10 at a neighbors garage sale. I am very impressed with the ability of the WSM, and it is my favorite smoker. Since getting into the Q, I use only natural lump charcoal and augment it with whatever hardwoods I can get my hands on. I will compete in my first event next year, just to see what it's like. Hopefully I can add to the conversation around here with what I have learned.