My name is Ryan, and I live in Idaho. Was smoking meat in an old bullet smoker (Cookin' Cajun Grill/Smoker) that would sit on top of a double propane burner. Worked great, smoked some awesome meat on it. Then I received a Traeger Junior from a family member, and have been trying to learn the ins and outs of my new pellet grill. My results have been pretty good, and I am very happy with the results as of yet. I am definitely a beginner meat smoker, and am educating myself every time I cook. All of this in addition to my other hobbies (i.e. beer brewing, hunting, fishing, etc.).
Looking at doing a couple mods to my Traeger in the future (i.e. fire bricks, second grate, possible higher stand for the smoker/pellet storage, etc.). Have found some great ideas in the forum so far; seems as though there are many very knowledgeable people here.
Thanks for all the great information! If anyone has any advice for me, I am all ears!