On mother's day I smoked 7 pounds of salmon. On Saturday May 14th I smoked 3 racks of ribs. Both smokes turned out pretty good even if I do say so. The mother's day smoke was done out on the patio. A bit breezy that day. On the 14th the wind was just too much so I moved things back to the shed where I had them a while back. MUCH better! I'm keeping things in the shed now. These Iowa windy days are just too much for many activities. I'm glad we got the Food Saver. Now I can smoke something every weekend without tossing anything out. I practically gorged on a pork loin for a few days and still had to throw out a chunk that had been in the refrigerator too long. Now I have a choice of what to thaw out and have when I haven't smoked anything for a while. I'm almost organized the way I want for smoking. Just a couple of minor details left. Life is good!