One of my new hobbies (that seems to have stuck) is smoking meats, a.k.a. barbeque. Right now I just use a weber kettle with a nifty little add on called the smokenator. I was fortunate to receive a new addition to my pit for Christmas. I now have a temperature regulator called the Party Q.
I'm not much of a cook, so I've learned a lot about "cooking" since taking up this hobby. By no means am I an expert, but I laugh when I think about the first brisket I cooked. Especially when I think about how none of my knives worked when trimming the meat before cooking. Since then I've gained a lot of confidence trimming any kind of meat using my new 7.5" Rapala. It's a fun hobby that once you have some idea what you're doing, even when it doesn't turn out perfect, it still tastes good.