Thanks to all who gave me the "courage" to try maple. This past weekend was the first chance I had to fire up the smoker since I posted in Feb requesting info/advice on Maple. I started my endeavor with babyback ribs using 3-2-1 method and hickory for the 3 hours. After the two hours had passed, I threw in some maple with some scewered shrimp coated in oil w/ Old Bay seasoning. It rang the bell! The shrimp was unbelievable! I'm still discovering how good foods come out when cooked with smoke. Shrimp with maple is top notch. I've got to try chicken next. I've cooked chicken with hickory and wasn't that impressed. It's like a new toy everytime I try something new. Hopefully Santa come this weekend!