Got turned on to this site/forum by my buddy "flyin'illini" Glen. Been trying for the past couple of years, but haven't had much opportunity to smoke much of anything. I live vicariously through BBQ episodes on the Food Network, Travel Network, and anywhere else I can find it. Equipment: an unnamed charcoal bullet smoker I picked up at a yard sale; a Rival KC Smoker electric smoker I got for Christmas two years ago; a homemade ceramic pot contraption that I "fire" using either the element from a countertop grill (hot) or a hotplate (hot, hotter, hottest). Goals: Memphis in May (at least to sample); build my own brick pit or a hog-sized travel rig (gotta learn some masonry and welding first... then I gotta find the giant propane tank to convert... then I gotta recover from the "therapeutic beating" I will likely receive from mi esposa, but I digress). Currently gearing up for Memorial Day, which I hope includes a brisket, a Boston butt, and maybe a chicken or two.