Hello all! I have been using a Traeger Texas for about 2 years now. After having some food off a friends, I said I have got to get one. Now I smoke/grill almost every meal on it. I have a great group of friends that smoke too so its always fun to talk about their experiences too. I have done everything from cold smoking cheese, mac n cheese, veggies, brisket, ribs, boston butt, chocolate chip cookies and many other things. I wanted to try my hand at making bacon. I ran across Pop's brine recipe and whipped it up last night. Fingers crossed it turns out amazing. I look forward to the forum. Happy Smoking!