Hi everyone. Let me answer your first question before you ask. No I'm not that "Jeff Phillips", but Jeff Phillips is my name. Even a little more odd is the fact that I'm also an engineer. I was in Barns & Noble waiting on my wife to find a book when I picked up the Smoking Meat book just to kill some time. After glancing through the book I new I wanted it. I flipped it over to the back cover to see what the price was and I was amazed to see my name as the author. Needless to say I had to have the book.
I've been smoking, curing, canning and grilling meat for about 20 years and I'm always looking to improve my skills. I have a Master Forge grill and a Brinkman Gourmet smoker, but I'm thinking about replacing both of them with the Horizon Smoker® 20'' Ranger Backyard Smoker.