[wipes feet as he enters] At the behest of DeejayDebi I thought I'd drop in and say "HI". Just joined the forums a couple of weeks ago, and this is a GREAT resource! A little background - I've been grilling stuff forever, but have always been a fryer kind of guy. Recently I got interested in making pulled pork and as such ended up realizing that I really needed a smoker to do things right. When I found out what all ELSE I could do with a smoker, I was sold. So, currently, I've had my BBQ Grillware Vertical Smoker (from Lowes) for about 4 weeks, and have gone around the table about 1 and a half times - I've done two pork loins, two chickens, and then one boston butt. I'm quickly getting the hang of it, but I'm a tinkerer at heart, so I'm always looking for improvement. In real life, I'm a telecom engineer and design large networks for our various customers. It's a lot like BBQing, really - if you do things quickly or use too many shortcuts it almost never comes out right... but if you take your time and do your homework, you can make a LOT of people happy. Keep me in mind if anyone has any frying questions So anyway, (as they say in Hee Haw) you guys get a big ol' salute from Tampa, FL, population 326,593! SAAA-LUTE!