Greetings from the newest of newbies to this forum, recommended to me by a fellow smoke-lover of both electronic and now real-life acquaintance. I'm by no means a pitmaster but not quite wet behind the ears either. I've had a Brinkmann bullet smoker (charcoal) for a couple of years now, gifted me by my brother when he moved across the country, a promotional item he acquired by the careful collection of proofs-of-purchase from his recently-abandoned Marlboro habit. I started out a bit ambitious with a fauxstrami but switched to pulled pork after that and I think by now I know my way around a butt Here is a picture from one of my first pulled pork BBQs, summer of '08 A few more pics, to establish my bonafides. Unfortunately I recently broke my camera so it may be some time before I can provide you with up-to-date Qview Smoked garlic: Banana peppers, stuffed with a mixture of raw hot links, aged cheddar, diced jalapenos, bread crumbs and egg, not wrapped with bacon as is standard unfortunately as that would have improved them: I'm more known among my friends as a homebrewer and appreciator of other fine beers (hence the moniker) but I think my BBQs are gaining appreciation among them as well. Next up for me, smoked and pickled eggs (probably tonight, though of course I won't get to taste the results for a month or more) and this weekend, smoked brisket with smoked mac & cheese (recipe in my head, will post if it turns out worthwhile). Let me see, what else? I'm from downstate Illinois, lived on the North side of Chicago the past several years and just moved to the South suburbs at the beginning of the summer. I work downtown as a professional nerd. I weigh at least 30 lbs more than I should. Wife, 3 kids, etc.