Hello from the California foothills of the Sierras! I'm not a total newbie, but not far off. I've had an upright charcoal smoker for quite a while, but have only used it to do whole turkeys, some salmon, and some beef jerky. I just replaced my old rusted upright cylinder with a new square one, so I thought I'd get on-line and see what else I can do with it. I've signed up for the free 5-day thing and will be browsing this site for info. Thanks in advance to all.