Hard to think at 58 I'm new at anything, but I am when it comes to smokin'. Been cooking and grilling as long as I can remember, but thats different. Can't say I'm a virgin becasue I did have some unprotected smoke with a cheap Brinkman a few years ago. My exuberance got the better of me and it was a total failure and she ended up in the county landfill. I went about it all wrong, totally blind. But I just unboxed my new WSM 18.5, I've overloaded on research and now I'm ready for the maiden voyage this Sunday, weather permitting. My usual approach is "nothing exceeds like excess" but this time I am taking it slow and keeping it simple. I figure I can alway ramp up. I have decided that I'm not going to season the cooker-read alot about doing and not doing it. I figure by the time I get comfortable, she'll be seasoned. The question is...since I want to start slow and simple, what should I start with? I'm thinking just some spares and some baby backs. The wife loves BB's. That seems simple enough. What do you think? Should I pick something else for the inaugural run? Hoping it doesn't rain!