Hello, SMF! As the thread title says, I'm a total noob to smoking. I'm a part-time farmer, trying to be as self-sufficient on food as possible. Since I just slaughtered a pig, and plan at least one more before the weather warms up, I need to get to smoking! I actually have some cured bacon in the grill, with a homemade Amaz-n type basket of hickory trying to get some flavor going. I hope to build a decent cold smoker to handle cased sausages, bacon and hams. This looks like the best source of experienced people on the web, so I hope to learn lots!