Well, I've been "grilling" for years. I have just started smoking last year. I did my first rack of ribs this year and my family is hooked. I use a 7-in-1 grill and I love it. My friend has an old barrel converted that we are going to start playing with soon. Anyway, I hope to learn alot of great things from all you experts. Yes, that was pure butt-kissing there.