Okay, I know that title isn't relevent, I just like it!
My name is Bob and live in the great pork-producing state of Iowa. I got interested in grilling when I worked in catering about 10 years ago, and just bought my first smoker in the last week of 2011. I haven't done the catering for years, which makes me like cooking (and grilling/smoking even more). I tested the waters of smoking by first buying a cast iron box from Menard's for chips and adding water in a foil pan to my gas grill, but that just fed the urge to find a smoker. One of the best things I've ever grilled was with this method (the pork loin in my profile pic currently). Along with grilling meat, I also always add a veggie on the side and see what I can create with those too. At least that way, I can look my doc in the face the next time I see him .
For equipment, I have a Brinkman 5-burner grill and my new Master Forge two door gas "New" model smoker (still working on the mods). I almost forgot the mini-Weber for tailgating at the Iowa State football games in the fall. I've also accumulated a small array of accessories - beer can chicken holder, multiple kabob holders/sticks/wires, planks, baskets, brushes, thermometers, and pans - most of which were used extensively at first and then retired to the drawer when the next one first came home. I also just ordered a new Maverick ET732 and a pair of gloves that were one of the things that "other people also purchased" on Amazon yesterday. I usually don't get tricked into the add-ons, but this time I took a chance. We'll see what they look like in 5 to 10 days.