Welcome to DC Sigma Man! Golly, we're getting a bunch of Texicans in here!
When it comes to smoking ... you'll get a wide range of views ... from the Carolinas, to Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas (and I'm sure I left somebody out) .... oh yeah, the folks in Kansas City, and other places up North. And, you'll get more than enough explanations on the differences between "smoken" and "BBQ".
NCT - so, what part of the metroplex do you live in?
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain