I've been reading a thread on another forum about smoked cheese and it got me thinking. I've been wanting a smoker for some time so I finally bought one. When I bought a new barbecue grill about five years ago I cheaped out and just bought a regular charcoal grill. It would have cost another hundred dollars for a grill/smoker combo so I've had some regret that I didn't go for the extra money. At any rate I found this model that uses charcoal and went ahead and bought it yesterday. It should be delivered next week some time. This is the one: Dyna-Glo 36 in. Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker-DGO1890BDC-D - The Home Depot I went with charcoal because it's easily replenished and as luck would have it, a neighbor just trimmed three or four apple trees and I can have all the trimmings I want. It should make for some nice flavors. Now I'm fantasizing about juicy brisket and other smoked goodies.