I've always been the kind a guy jumped into things headfirst without looking. I guess nothings changed. Last week I went out and bought myself a new smoker . It's a Oklahoma Joe highlander. in the past I've always use briquettes for grilling and smoking on my Charcoal Grill so I figure why change now. Then I got to write about how so many of you seem to prefer lump charcoal. And thought heck I might as well try it out. So today I went out and found some frontier brand natural hardwood lump charcoal. I also found some pecan wood chips while I was out. Been wanting to try those for a while now. And since I had subscribed to the how-to five step tutorial on smoking I decided that I had to try a fatty. I just got home a while ago and fired up my smoker with the lump charcoal. Went inside and rolled myself a fatty. Figured since I was already going to have the smoker fired up might as well throw a butt on there too. Here's a few prep shots to get you going. my bacon weave I went with smoked sausage instead of breakfast sausage loaded it up with some peppers, onions, Soriano peppers & Swiss cheese. all rolled up and ready to smoke.