Hello, I have been smoking local Salmon and Steelhead on a "On Again - Off Again" basis for the last 25yrs or so. I started out with what I could afford, the "Little Chief" and progressed to the "Big Chief". About 8yrs ago my wife bought me the 1400 Smokin Tex for my birthday and I love it! Even though I have a great smoker and I love catching fish I still have a hard time finding the time to do all the things I'd like to do with it. I finally decided to make time to do more smoking and while I was looking for new recipes I found SMF. I just brined up about 6lbs of Beef Jerky this afternoon and that will be my first "Non Fish" smoke......ever. I drive tugboats for a living and I enjoy hunting, fishing, cars, motorcycles and brewing beer. I'm not very good at introducing myself, but thanks for a great website. I hope to learn and contribute here.