Hi folks!! I've been a long time fan of smoked meats and have always wanted to try my hand at it. The day before Thanksgiving, my wife surprised me by giving me an offset smoker as an early birthday gift. So far I've smoked a turkey (successful), ribs (not so successful), and a boston butt (very good!). I've enjoyed the process so far, but feel I have a lot to learn to become proficient at smoking. My search for more info led me here and after poking around some, felt I should sign up.