Hello there, I joined this forum because I just got a new Weber "Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker' 18.5" for Christmas and am looking forward to using it to its full potential. A little about myself...... I was a butcher for 14yrs at the start of my career I worked in a small butcher shop where I was involved in the process of making smoked sausage, hams, bacon and most things that can be smoked. I have been out of the meat industry for over 10yrs now, but have been telling my wife for the last few years that I could out smoke any of the store bought smoked meats. She is putting me to the test now. I used an industrial smoker in my career and have never used a charcoal smoker before, I am looking forward to all the useful knowledge I will gain from this forum. Thanks and sorry if long winded.