G’day, my name is Mike. I’m from the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada. I’ve been a lurker here on smokingmeatforums for a while and have visited other websites too, but I always find myself coming back here so I’m signing up. I’ve been to alot of forums and I can honestly say I think this one is one of the friendliest I’ve ever seen. I am a newbie to smoking, but really like the taste of smoked food. I have made lots of beef, venison and moose jerky in the past with the oven and with a dehydrator, but always used liquid smoke. As you can tell from my signature, I love bacon (Who doesn’t?). As soon as I saw a Fattie on here, I had to make one. The 1st was for the family a month ago and it was a success. Then I made 2 more two weeks ago for a party down the street and they were both gone in minutes. Everyone loved them. They were all made in the oven so I can’t wait to taste how much better they will be smoked! That’s enough about me for now. I’ll be in the “UDS Build” section of the site for the next while. I am starting to build my UDS this weekend and will post lots of pics of the process. Tips along the way will be welcomed.