I came across this forum while researching smokers as I am looking to get my first one soon. I am currently a student at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. I live in Johnston, IA and commute up to Ames for school.
Based on the research I have done and the money I would like (or my wife will let me spend), I think I am going to go with a Masterbuilt or similar, propane smoker. So far I have been very impressed with the information on this forum and look forward to learning more about the process.
I was also excited to see the gardening topics on here. My wife and I are planning to plant our first garden if it ever warms up here in Iowa. I was having a difficult time finding a good gardening forum until I came across this one.
Thank you and I look forward to participating in the discussions!