Bay seniors love smoking, particularly when it’s thick hunk of protein over a hot grill. Experience has taught us there’s considerably more at stake (pardon the pun) here that waiting for the coals to heat up. There’s big delicious differences betweens smoking and grilling, for example. And between Texas style, Korean style and St.Louis style BBQ. There are unique techniques using meat injections, dry rubs, marinades, mop sauces, brines and home sauces. Lucky for us there are classes all around the Bay Area, like Big Jim’s 5-Hour Competition BBQ Class in San Rafael which is not as intimidating as it sounds. Regularly $250. Now $112 .The last time the Geezer looked there was still space available for the Father’s Day session.