Hi, all: I am a VERY green newbie; I don't even have a real smoker yet, but I have tried a couple of things using my BBQ griil (Napoleon, natural gas) using a cast iron smoker box placed right on top of the grill plate. I did some ribs using the 3-2-1 method, but I don't think the last hour was necessary. Excellent! Can't wait to try it again. I tried a fresh turkey breast. too. I brined it in a mixture of water (about 1 litre) 1/4 cup each of salt and sugar, a bunch of fresh rosemary, 3 or 4 garlic cloves, a little soy sauce, and a few other herbs. I heated the mixture slighly to extractg more flavour, and then allowed it to cool before brining the turkey. I put the whole thing in aq Ziplock bag for about 12 hours and then smoked it using apple chips in the aforementioned box. It took quite a while to get the temp up to 170, but it turned out quite good. Looking forward to trying more stuff, and getting a real smoker.