Greetings from Virginia. I've been "grilling" all my life it seems and my wife refuses to to go out to eat steak because she says nobody can make them as good as me... anyway, I just got a Royal Oak Offset Grill/Smoker and think I'm ready to venture into the smoking world. I already signed up for the newsletter and the eCourse and am now busy reading old threads to learn from as many people as possible. I am an old fashioned charcoal guy, I have refused to go Propane. For grilling I use Kingsford Mesquite exclusively, does that work for smoking too? or do I need something else? Thanks for all of your advise and I look forward to earning my OTBS membership as soon as possible.