Well fella's, my new smoker arrived today as planned.. put her together right after work and got some mowing done. about 9 pm the urge to fire it up got to me, so me and the boy took a ride to walmart for some supplies. got ourselves a rack of spares and some needed supplies (foil, spices, ect..) came home and trimmed them st. louis style, applied alittle mustard and rub. went out and fired up to new wsm. put about 3/4 full ring and about 9 lit on top with 3 oak chunks. it took about 45 min to hit 200 deg. i backed down the vents and put the ribs on at midnite. right now its holding right at 245deg. the little one had plans to stay up all nite with me and tend the meat. he''s sound asleep on the couch now.. haha. gonna flip them at 1:30am and foil them at 3am.. they should be ready around 6 when the wife gets up for work.. should be a good hearty breakfast. i hope!