I guess it's time to introduce myself. I decided to get a smoker last year. I'd been cooking ribs and pulled pork in the oven with some success, but I wanted better. I bought a used ECB from a Craigslist ad, and used it about five times. I had a lot of trouble getting the temperature high enough, and finally decided I didn't have the patience to become a charcoal jedi master. After a lot of reading, I decided to get a GOSM-type propane smoker. I figured I'd probably get the model that Lowes sells. I wasn't in a hurry; it's still cold around here and none of the local stores have the smoker in stock. Then today I was in Menards (a midwestern home improvement chain like Lowes or Home Despot), and found that they had a few actual GOSMs in stock! I just got it home and haven't unpacked it yet. Now I guess I'm off to the store to get some meat!