Name is Vince but go by Vinnie (Italian by Marriage). I’m 51 yrs old and live in Chicago, with a great wife and great 21 yr old son going to Univ of Iowa (got the $110,000 Iowa T-shirt to prove it!) I work for the FAA but I’m starting to think about retiring after 33 yrs in Air Traffic Control. I have a Member Mark Stainless Grill (love that thing), Charcoal Weber, 2 Turkey Fryers and the newest addition, a Brinkmann Vertical Gas Smoker that I can’t seem to get below 275F (and it’s really ticking me off). Well that’ll be another post. Wife and I are excellent cooks but I wanted to expand my horizons into smoking. So the wife just got me the Vertical Propane Brinkmann (stands about 40” high) for my B-day. Years ago I had a charcoal smoker but never learned how to stabilize the temp. Finally gave up and through it away. So here I go again! I’m really excited about finding SMF and looking forward to learning. Still working on the picture thing.