HI all, I've been a long time lurker, first time poster. I'm originally from Texas but moved out here to the Wash DC area about 10 years ago for work. I got into smoking about 3 years back and have loved it since. I prefer to use dry rubs mostly. For my tools, I've been happy with the Weber products. Price is always a factor for me so the Weber grills/smokers are at the high end for me. Currently I have a Weber Smokey Mountain Weber Performer Some rinky dink cheap grill I bought for vegetarian food only. Whenever I have bbqs/parties, there's always a solid group of vegetarians.