Found this forum while looking for info on jerky. I'm a long time cook, baker, etc. Give me a bottle of wine and I'll spend all day in the kitchen cooking and baking. Love to grill, I make about 80% of all our meals on it. Although in Florida, my son and daughter live in Texas, married to Texans. Hence, I am heavily into bar-b-que, all kinds. Anyway, as a devoted carnivore, I look forward to getting on this site and learning more about smoking meat. Look forward to meeting all of you!