Hey guys, I'm Brian from Monroe, LA. I donated my Rival KC Smoker to my trash guys and picked up a Brinkmann Split Door charcoal smoker yesterday (on clearance at Wal-mart). I am most definitely just learning, and the KC Smoker wasn't the best thing to learn with. If the rain holds off I'm going to try seasoning the Brinkmann when I get off work, and I'll try a pork butt either tomorrow or Saturday to see how things work out. Thanks for the great site, and I'll have some pics for you guys no matter how bad it turns out.