Hello all. First of all, thank you each for having me on the forum. A great buddy of mine, who recently moved to Dallas, is a top notch bbq man, and his foods inspired me to "attempt" to follow in his footsteps. I am 35 y.o old guy, a father to a 5 y.o boy and a husband. My home is in Rosenberg Texas, where I also work and play. I went and bought a heavy duty offset pit and am dying to try it out. Just yesterday, I ate BBQ in Lockhart, Texas, which many consider it the bbq capital of Texas. This was my second trip to Lockhart (Smitty's, Kreuz and Black's) and I managed to take in three of the best. So, now I'd like to try my hand at this grilling/ smoking meat thing, which is why I am here. Because sadly, I don't know the first thing about it. This is my pit... I have a havey duty pro thermo en route for it. Thoughts? Ariel S.