Hey all, i'm new to the boards and to smoking. it looks like there is some awesome information here and i'm excited to get started. I first got interested in getting a smoker when i visited a highschool buddy in Texas. the food blew my mind and i have been wanting a smoker ever since. I'm a big hunter and understandable my wife did not let me budget for a smoker along with all the other toys i'm constantly buying... however just this week she bought me one for our anniversary. so now i'm reading as much as I can before i get started. thanks for all your participation on the boards, there is lots to learn it looks like.