I'm new to SMF and relatively new to smoking. I'm from Overland Park, KS (basically, greater Kansas City). I've tried smoking in the past with a cheap little Brinkman gas-power smoker with horrible results. I now use a Kamodo Joe 18" ceramic smoker/grill with lump charcoal and a Maverick ET-732 meat/grill thermometer and I absolutely love it! All the recipes we try come-out exactly as they should with very little effort. It makes a newbie like me look like I know what I'm doing!
I've attended Richard McPeake's BBQ classes and I've read his book, as well as Steve Raichlen. I love to read about how to BBQ, so I'm always looking for recommendations on good books. I also love to learn about the science of cooking to learn what's really going on.
I'm looking forward to making some friends, getting some tips and cooking some amazing BBQ!
As for my handle, I work in Information Technology. So "ByteMe" is meant to be a humorous play on words and is not meant to be an insult.