Just wanted to introduce myself. My Real name is Rich, SQWIB is my Nick name. I am totaly new to this forum and this type of cooking, although I have fond memories of my father smoking Mackeral, boy I loved that Smoked Mackeral. I find as my Parents get Older (70's) I feel compelled to learn as much from them as possible. I dont want to squander any of the wisdom that they have to offer. Thats what brings me here, for years Dad has reminisced about smoking and for years I have said "one day I will try smoking" Well received my smoker and cured it last night and toyed with the temperature settings. I had to laugh my 2 younger ones 5 and 9 kept asking me what I was smoking. Last time I heard that was from Mom, coming home late from a party! I have a webshots link posted in my signature.