hello all, My name is michael, and I am a smoker.......hi michael I have been a bbq guy for a bit now, I started out with the homemade cardboard box smoker and tons of family turkey picnics. Then we moved into a small apartment and I converted a coleman shoebox table grill into a mini smoker and cranked out deliscious chicken legs for a year until my wife finally took pity on me and got ma a small(size of a twenty lb propane tank) char griller mini smoker. I used that for 4 years and now we bought a house with a bit of a yard and I quit tobacco, so my reward was a BBQ grillware stainless smoker/grill. I have started to cook over whole wood now with a little charcoal to get the fire rollin' I have finallized my rub recipe and it is written down and stored in the fire safe in the closet. my only wish was I found you guys sooner; even though I have enjoyed my countless trial and error smokes. Beyond my Que credentials I love to cook, good thing since I'm a chef. I like to grind and stuff homemade sausage then smoke it. I like to grill pizzas, and now I am experimenting with smoking cheese. I have been brewing beer for 7 years now, getting as good as you can buy...finally. lots of trial and errort there too. Last year I started to grow my own hops and this years crop looks mighty fine allready. all of my hobbies revolve around food and cooking weird anyways hi, and I am looking forward to earning a PITMASTER title.