I posted earlier but did not start a thread(sorry am a newbe on htis sight lol). Juat a little more about me. I am David B MasN Sr. I live in Midfield Alabama and Retired from US STEEL with 35 yrs of service. spent 4 year in the Navy.I love to grill but Have not done much smoking. I found this sight and real like some of the things i was reading. I bought Jeffs book Sunday and have just started reading(is his Rub and BBq Sauce in th ebook). Me and a friend we to the Alabama Elks Assoc. "Stoke and Smoke" the first week in October and I fell in love with smoking. Me and Mike finsihed 3rd in the smoked butt (not to back for first time. We both are members Bessemer Elks Lodge #721. I ued a gas smoker (in this competition you could use what ever (just local thing). But i want to get a better smoker Oklahoma joe is what I am look at. We Called our self (Naw-da-Bone) lol.