Thanks njsmoker83 for posting the link to where you purchased your WSM. I am this >< close to pulling the trigger on one myself. I am a total noob when it comes to smoking. I've only smoked about 2 or 3 times....but nothing serious. What is this minion method you speak of? And Jim's tweak? I could really use a link to some noob FAQ or something, if one exists. Can't seem to find a "noob? read this" sticky. Anyway, thanks for any help.