I thought I had posted here in Roll Call but apparently not, so here goes!
I live in Washington DC and have been smoking for about 10 years, but always with less than ideal equipment...from Weber gas grills to small cheap charcoal grills and even in my kitchen oven. Mostly ribs, butts, various other cuts of pork, an occasional brisket, and a fair amount of chicken and LOTS of fish.
My two hobbies are cooking and fly fishing, and I just love it when they come together. Most of my fishing is saltwater fly fishing here on the Chesapeake for striped bass (or rockfish as we call them here), blues, and saltwater "trout", for salmon and steelhead up in the great lakes in the fall and spring, and smallmouth bass on the Potomac and Susquehanna rivers all summer long.
I just finally sprang for a Brinkmann Trailmaster LE that I haggled off Home Depot for a hefty discount. It was the last one in stock and I pointed out the 56 ways it was put together wrong (it was comical how screwed up it was. The manager actually burst out laughing at one point). This weekend I'll be tearing it down and rebuilding it with high temp sealant to make her as tight as possible. I was going to go for the 22" WSM there was something about the romance of SFB that kept calling to me. Plus I am so used to having to hover over my jury-rigged contraptions, tinkering with vents and fule that I now consider it part of he whole experience!
Looking forward to picking everyone's brains here.