Hello folks, Hi, James here, from North Alabama. I am currently in Oklahoma for work, otherwise I would probably be giving my first butt a go. Anyway, while planning my son's first birthday party my wife was receptive to adding a some smoked meats to the menu. I am an avid charcoal griller but have always wanted to get into smoking. Im here for a couple more weeks so I will have time to research, and of course take the 5 day course that seems so highly regarded! So far my plans are to pick up the WSM and an ET732. My goal is to be able to master a brisket by the 3rd but there just may not be enough time. Not sure the best "starter" meats...pork,chicken? From all I have seen here so far I already need to thank everyone for sharing! Look forward to sharing with you all!