Hello , I have been backyard smoking ribs and butts for about 4 years using a Brinkman Smoke n Grill (lots of work). To my surprise, my wife went and got me a GOSM a few days ago. I seasoned it last night and am fixing to fire it up in a few minutes. I am excited....lol. I read how much easier a gasser is and I have wanted one for the past 2 years. IThis is a great forum, thanks for all the tips and reviews. They have helped me out a great deal.