Hey all, name's Jason, joined SMF a bit ago and never properly introduced myself. Living in Mass now but originally from PA. My brother turned me on to this site a bit back.
I've been smoking for aobut a year now, I recieved a ECB for Christmas last year (2009) and kind of just jumped in and followed intuition. I am an avid cooking nerd and decided to try something new. No complaints so far!
Now, a year in, I got tired of fighing the cold with charcoal so I went out and got a deal on an analog 30" MES (paid $129 brand new). I have to say it was quite a step up from the ECB. So far I've done brisket, shoulder, ribs, and jerkey among other things and I can't really complain. My wife, friends, and coworkers don't either!
Back to me, like I said I'm a huge cooking nerd! I'm always dabbling in something new, from fresh pasta to stuffing sausage. I'm an engineer by education which, I believe, leads me to my hobby. I veiw everything I do in the kitchen (or backyard ) as a science experiment. If I may, I have to say with quite a bit of success!
I'm hoping that there's a lot I can learn from other's experiences and I hope there's even more that can be learned from my experiences! I like to give more than I take!
Anyway, that's about me. I'm looking forward to interacting with all of you in the future!
As always, thanks in advance!