I'm speaking of course about San Diego, Ca. where the weather forecast is so predictable they print it on t-shirts. It is the perfect grilling/smoking weather year 'round.
Although I am new to smoking, I am eager. I Got my very first smoker on the 4th of July,
an electric Char-Broil "Big Easy" smoker/roaster, which I'm sure is probably considered the "Yugo" of smokers, but for my situation ( single, apt. living, and not much outdoor space) it is a great starter-Q. I do have some issues w/ the BE but I take them up in the proper forum as I plan to get in on as many threads as I can. Not that I'm a bad cook/Qer, just I tend to come on heavy-handed. To strong a rub, to long a brine, and occasionally to much time. I guess that is why we are all here, to learn and teach. So you can just consider me a sponge....Bob-b-que