My name is Andrew and I currently live in Charlotte, NC but grew up in Northeast PA. I just bought the 18.5" WSM and plan on smoking for the first time this Saturday. As a beginner I have lots of question, but figure they have all been asked before. Does anyone have links to some threads about how to season the WSM, tips/steps for the first smoke and a list of recommended equipment (gloves, thermometer, etc)? I can't wait to get started.