Hey everyone! My name's Chris, and I'm from outside Columbus, OH. I'm just starting out when it comes to smoking. I read up a bunch on the topic this summer, and did my first few smokes with a small cast iron box filled with wood chips down on the burners of my propane grill. My friends and family were pretty surprised how good everything turned out with such modest equipment. Being toward the end of the season, I'm on the lookout now for clearance deals on smokers. I know there's a little bit of cross-over between the hobbies, so I figure I should mention that I'm a home-brewer also. Besides beers my wife and I have also tried our hand at wines, meads, and ciders so far. Actually won an award this year at a local microbrewery's homebrew contest for our sweet stout. It was our first crack at all-grain brewing and it turned out fantastic! So...hello everybody! And thanks in advance for all the info I'm sure to soak up from the expertise on hand here.