Been smoking for at least 25 years, the latter part using a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker. I love that little devil!. I've cooked about everything on it except an elephant and I'm working on that. I've had multiple smoker types from the heavy iron to the electric and few can compete on a "good smoking experience" basis as the Weber. Don't know why I just discovered this website. I used to be very active in online forums and I guess I should participate more again. Smokin' is a whole lot more popular than it was when I got started. We have a lot more experts around now so I'll probably do a lot of lurking around.