I find that I get a better smoke ring when I go from the fridge to the smoker without a layover on the counter.I applaud you in your quest for knowledge, and the fact that you're sharing it with us.
New Braunfels Black Diamond
Backwoods Patio Smoker
ET-73 Maverick Wireless Thermometer
Déjà Moo - The feeling you've heard that bull before.