I welcome this opportunity to join the SMF community. I have done many web site searches for hints and tips on many smoking and grilling topics and look forward to reading the forums. Since my wife and I love the taste of very lightly smoke flavored food, I have gradually transitioned to electric and propane use. I use wood to season my smoker and grill, but only occasionally use small amounts of wood during cooking. I smoke with a Smokey Mountain Series box smoker and have had good results with brisket, ribs, ham, turkey and pork roasts. I grill chicken, ribs, steak, burgers and summer vegetables on a Hamilton Beach grill which I consider the best grill I have ever used. I have fried turkey in an oil fryer, but mostly use that fryer for country boils now that I have a Big Easy Turkey Fryer. I recently cooked a Boston Butt in the Big Easy (took about 3 1/2 hours for a 10 lb butt, taking it to 185 degrees.) Absolutely delicious and ate it sliced and pulled with equally good results. Before slicing and pulling, I just grabbed the bone and pulled it out. Wow!
Love this kind of cooking and eating and am really looking forward to learning of your experiences.