for the first time this year!! We usually cook once every two or three weeks on the keyhole pit during the winter, but the fireplace/living room project has kept that from happening. So I said to my wife this morning "It's on this evening!" Got a fire going, with some white oak and ash.... Picked up some nice NY strips at our local grocery store this evening. Pounded some Montreal Steak Seasoning on them, and a little garlic powder. Wrapped up some 'taters in foil and out to the back yard we go... 'Taters in the coals first..... steaks on after the taters get cooking. Put on some nice, wet (frozen, actually) applewood slivers and some white oak slivers.....man the smell was heavenly! Even broke out the 'fine redneck china'......... good to have some REAL smoked steak in the dead of winter. You can't buy a steak like that.