I am new to the forum, live in North Texas (Frisco). I have an old country bbq pit smoker (pecos) I bought from academy. I love it and it getting used to it. I like to smoke, brisket, baby back ribs, sausage (zummo, elgin and south side market), boudain and turkeys. There's nothing better than being outside on my pit with a pack of cold beers to let the day go by. I just received an Ivation long range wireless thermometer. I'll test it out this weekend. The Dallas, North Texas area has a lot of good bbq places. I like lockharts and ten50. Their brisket is outstanding. Glad to join fellow bbq pit lovers.