This is Ivan from Brockton, MA. It's about 20 miles south of Boston. Fairly new to smoking but have always had a passion for bbq. I'm about about to buy my first smoker and can't wait to get started. . I'm leaning towards a propane smoker for space and budget reasons. I'm sure glad I found this site though. The information I've read so far has been terrific! I'm eager to learn more and hear new tips and methods. Can't wait to get my first smoker and get going. Talk soon.