Googled "melting garlic" and this came up on The BBQ Brethren forum.
"i did 'melting garlic' last week from Adam Perry Lang's "Serious BBQ", it was outstanding. You take about 5 bulbs of garlic and peel the cloves, put them in a baking dish with EVOO, kosher salt and a few sprigs of rosemary and cook in the smoker for 3 hours. They almost fall apart into liquid when they're done, and i couldn't believe how much of the oil the garlic soaks up."
This helped me decide to go ahead and get his book. Will be here in time for the weekend. Anyone that elevates garlic to its rightful place gets my vote.
We bought ours on 12/31/98. Also a sort of a whim. I worked with a guy that constantly raved about his and we were tired of refurbishing our gassers. We've had no issues at all regarding warranty. We've replaced the fire box a few times and that is basically it, so very happy. They do have an odd idea regarding the value of their lump though. Also, we will keep an extra special eye on our wooden handle. I see someone with woodworking skills getting new life breathed into their business, lol. Those new handles sure are ugly.