This forum is really great! I can't honestly say that I am a die hard, but I definitely enjoy some bbq. I have smoked a few items in the past, a pork butt on a verticle smoker and also on my charcoal weber grill. I plan on purchasing a Char-Griller Smokin Pro from Home Depot at some point this summer. I am planning a pretty big bbq the weekend of the OSU/USC game on Sept. 13. Go Bucks! I am going to use the info. I get from this site to help me not only with that, but some practice runs this summer. Look forward to talking with you all!