OK... It's over. Went to bed last night and loaded 3 huge rounds of wet hickory on the coals, then shut her down for the last time of the season. As I hoped, there was a massive bed of coals on the bottom this morning. I scooped these up into my coal hod and dumped them into my smoker-grill. Got a nice rack of ribs going out there while I clean up the yard and slug down a Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale... or six. Spring is here, trout season opens today, I have my workshop back again for the season, buds are on the trees, daffodils are sprouting up, the grass is greening up, temps will hit 80ºF on Saturday, Lady BK is on vacation starting tomorrow. Life is good... 'cept for all the dog chit everywhere. Cheers, folks.