Hi everyone my name is Casey. As the title implies I am new to the forum but I am not so new to smoking meats. I bought a cheap charcoal smoker from lowes to see if this would be something I would continue with and enjoy. I was instantly hooked when I smoked my first whole chicken and decided after that to get a propane smoker for the ease and convenience of temperature control. I live in Bellingham Washington and I have been smoking for a little over a year now. Nice to see all the friendly tips and advice that everyone shares. I believe that is the greatest gift we can produce is sharing our knowledge and not saying "This is a secret family recipe that I won't share" We all seem to love smoking so lets just be the best that we can be.