Well, figured I posted in a couple other forums today so I better in here also. From Michigan. Have been "smoking", kind of, on a Weber gas grill for about 5 years. Trying to figure out what charcoal smoker to go with. Had planned on the BarB chef until they told me last week they were discontinuing it. So now I am not sure. Boy Scout leader, so I cook a lot outdoors and without conveniences. Do a lot of dutch oven cooking. Troop does most cooking over propane, but I use a dutch oven table and coal whenever possible. Can't think of anything else pertinent right now. So, nice to meetcha! I should explain the name. I am a scouter. I also am a geek that likes flashlights. Have too many to count. I don't need matches to start my charcoal. One of my flashlights can light newspaper to use in the charcoal chimney. Gotta love those kind of flashlights!