A Tarheel in Yonkers, sounds like a Mark Twain short story. Glad to meet you Keith, like they said this place is total awesome sauce! The search engine is just bustin apart at the seams with information on everything, the Guru's are around for a reason I thick they have to pass a written oral and practical exam. The people (that's me), are so helpful that you'll wish you wouldn't have spoken up out loud. Just kidding. Everyone here has something to share and something to learn, but the greatest thing is the inspiration. It all drives you to do more and better with some of the oddest smokes you can imagine, smoked deviled eggs?
Everyone shares, everyone cares, and you really have no choice but to ingest some small part of it. You'll hear alot about something called Q-view. Don't worry its just attaching pictures so others can also appreciate what it is that you have achieved, and in most cases decide to try themselves. You know of course a picture is worth a thousand words and some of use old country boys do pictures well, even with out staples in the middle.
just a suggestion, tomorrow at work steal a notebook, journal, binder,flash drive and bring it home. Use it for writing a synopsis of every smoke you do and keep them safe. That way you will remember exactly what you did on your last smoke, what you liked, what you didn't, what to ask the Guru's and what you'd like to attempt to tweak on the next smoke. I look at it this way, what if you did achieve the perfect smoke the very first time and you forgot how you did it?
I always get long winded on introductions. Their will be even more Guru's along to help with your indoctrination, and don't worry it won't hurt much.
Nice meeting you and remember to enjoy the smoke.
BTW if I can help and you don't see me online, drop me a /PM. I may not know the right answer but I know some smart folks who would.