I'm forty-ish, live in Bakersfield and do maintenance at a prison in TAFT.
I like sunshine, walks on the beach and eating steaming hunks of flesh torn from freshly slaughtered animals.
Anyway, let me start by saying:
I've never done any smoking. ...EVER.
That said, I've looked around the site for a few days and this looks like the place to start.
I need to learn everything from the type of woods and smokers to the cuts of meat and recipes.
I spent a day or two perusing the reverse flow thread for info, 'cause I've got a small rear-facing reverse-flow smoker build coming up this next week (already got the trailer and most of the steel)
I've got a LOT to study up on before I incinerate my first few briskets.