Hey everyone - Cackalacky is the term of affection that we North Carolinians use for our home state! But DON'T call this Wolfpacker a Tarheel or else I'll have to lay the smack down on ya! So here I am, noob to these forums and a noob to smoking in general. While clearly smoking is the superior way of cooking, I do have a fair amount of non-smoked barbecue experience, as I own a gas pig cooker. And in a pinch, I've been known to roast a boston butt in the oven with a bunch of liquid smoke. But I am ready to renounce my sins and become a full-fledged smoker! This weekend I acquired a new Char-Griller charcoal grill and also got the side fire box that goes with it. Apparently, there are several modifications that you can make to this set up, so I look forward to gleaning those from this board. As far as specific types of meat, I'm a really big pork guy. Once I season the grill, my first smoking attempt is going to be a quarter pig for New Year's. Last, I goofed off at work this afternoon and surfed this board. OMG - this stuff is FOOD PORN! I was starving after surfing these boards!