Hello everyone. My name is Ben and I live in Portland, Maine. I moved up last year from Greensboro, NC where I lived most of my life. There was plenty of good BBQ down south, but I had a tough time finding anything worthwhile in New England so I decided to take matters into my own hands. I am pretty busy between my new job, new wife and new baby so I decided to go the easier route at first and start with an electric smoker. I am using the MasterBuilt Electric Digital Smoker with built in meat thermometer. So far I have smoked a pork butt and some baby back ribs with pretty good results for a newbie. Much of this is thanks to the Smoking Meat book by Jeff Phillips. I found this to be a good resource, but I would like to expand my horizons past this and join this site. I am excited about my new hobby and can't wait to learn more.