I finally decided to register and maybe get some questions answered. I live in East central Iowa, I do woodworking and like camping and all that goes with it. Been smoking for a couple of years now and learning by the seat of my pants with much success, much of which came from reading this forum. I bought my first smoker, a Smokey Mountain Vertical gas smoker and love it. I would like to try charcoal smoking as it seems it would be a more authentic flavor.