Hi All, one of the uninitiated here. The wife and I are looking at getting into smoking after getting fed up with the complete lack of quality BBQ establishments in the area. I mean getting food poisoning off of Brisket & Tri-tip from one of the big chains around here or paying near $30 for a rack of Baby Backs. Seriously. Any suggestions as to getting started would be most helpful. My background is engineering, I love to tinker and am thinking of playing around with rubs and sauces as well as various meats. Gives me a reason to play with my food. Who knows, maybe I'll do some automation in the future. I can already see developing tools for doing temperature tracking and the like. Nice to meet you all.