I have been watching this forum for a couple months now and it seems like a good group of people and i figured i should probably make it official. I am supposed to rate my skill level so from 1-10 ten being the highest I would give myself a 4. We have a busy business and busier family life so I don't really get to smoke as much as some other members (may be a dozen times per summer and winter holidays as weather permits). I would have to say I have picked up more real life information here in two months than i have on my own in 5 years. Although for me it seems some of the best information I get is from the mistakes I make and try not to repeat. I am still running an old lowes propane cabinet smoker but would really like to up grade to an offset next year. Not sure what else I can say about myself other than I am glad to have found this forum. Now i have to go throw that pork butt in.