I just joined the forum after reading several threads on various topics. Seems like a great place for me since I love to hot smoke meats, brine and dry rub cure, make stuffed sausage, dry jerky and other stuff in my dehydrator and cook in general. As far as equipment my smoker is one of the cheap rectangular vertical brinkman smokers that I got for a wedding gift in 07 and I used a bullet before that. I have a fair amount of exp with it, enough that I dont screw things up on it anymore and have smoked ribs, brisket, bolgna, salmon, chicken, sausage and other stuff. I also have a gas grill. I use a cheap lem8 grinder to do all my grinding and stuffing. Dont know if this place has much in way of dehydrators but I love to use my nesco fd1010 and have 8 trays for 8 square foot of drying surface. I live in Oklahoma and love to cook, I would say my exp level is probably in the middle somewhere and I love to try new things and will be upgradeing smoker before long. I would also like to get into cold smokeing and do some other dry curing along with injections.