I’m Justin from Michigan. I live right outside of Ann Arbor. Obviously I’m a huge Michigan fan. I’m originally from Detroit. Yes I did manage to make it out. For whatever reason, my parents refuse to leave. For years I smoked meat on an awful Brinkmann that we got for Christmass a few years back. I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I knew it wasn’t great but having done no research, I had no idea how much better smoking should be until I had good meat at restaurants. It’s now time to replace the Brinkmann because one of the legs finally rusted off. That reminds me that I forgot to put that thing out for trash pick up this morning. I have brand new Masterbuilt XL still in the box next to my front door. I can’t wait to get it going. My skill level is pretty low at this point but I do consider myself relatively handy. I will make some mods to the new unit but anything involving welding is out of the question. I do plan to have someone in my family buy me an AMNPS for Father’s Day from that Todd fellow that everyone raves so much about. My thermometer will have to come from Amazon because I acquired a free gift card from work. Long story/short, I’m happy to have found a new board and look forward to using you all as a resource in the future.