My name is Jason and I currently live in Baker, FL. I am a novice when it comes to smoking but I am looking forward to learning. On a whim I decided that I wanted to smoke a turkey for Thanksgiving (2010) so I went to Lowe's and bought the cheapest smoker I could find. I figured that if I tried and failed then I didn't waste a lot of money on a smoker and if I tried and succeeded, then I could probably smoke using anything :D. Well the turkey came out great (if I say so) and decided to try my hands at a couple of racks of spare ribs a couple of weekends ago. They came out great as well. I look forward to communicating with some/all of you and doing a lot of research to get better. Maybe one day the wife will let me upgrade my smoker as well.