Thought I would create an account finally. Lurked for a few months, then bought a WSM 22". Did the seal mod on it and that made a pretty good difference. I kind of accidentally fell into the smoking hobby. Here is the quick and dirty of how I got started. I bought a small chunk of uncured belly to make side pork sandwiches back in the spring. Then I started looking into what else is made out of belly other than bacon and it brought me to this site. Which led me to stumble across Pop's Bacon Brine and decided I would buy another couple slabs to smoke at my brother's house. After that I was hooked and bought my own WSM 22". I now buy bellies by the 50-60LB case and make bacon for friends because it's so much fun. I also have made a few briskets, some pork butts and smoked a whole pile of chickens this summer.