Just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and thank everyone for their wonderful posts. I am located not far from Chattanooga TN and LOVE to cook. I own and run roughly 40 websites from food sites to community sites. I also do photography from time to time, network and computer administration and in my free time I volunteer 40 hours a week as a reserve officer serving my community.
With that said I now have purchased my very first smoker! I originally had a commercial char-broil gas grill but someone decided they liked it better and unbolted it from my front porch during the middle of day and off they went. We recently moved and I needed a new grill but really wanted to try smoking. The end result was an American Gourmet Deluxe (Char-Broil) which came with free accessories for $179 and was in my starting budget range.
I plan on, if all goes well, to smoke two pork butts this week. I look forward to doing many of the mods I have found here and trying some of those tasty sounding finishing sauces, rubs and dipping sauces.
Looking forward to many posts and chatting with everyone in Qland!