hey everybody,,well what can I say, there is something else rewarding about smoking meat. The QUIET time you have all to yourself in the wee hours of the morning. It's 4 o'clock in the morning here. I got up at three had a 7 lb. but on the smoker at 3:30. here's the before shot of it, and one of my faithful companion, he is up to,, but he dont talk much.