My name is Conner, I have always had a passion for cooking. I have been to BBQ competitions to watch family members compete and occasionally win. I have always been fascinated with making some delicious BBQ with a smoker. I hail from Marshall, MO. I'm a full time college student and work as an RA(Resident Assistant) for my college. I have been married for a little over a year. So occasionally I have time to have a little fun on the smoker. Recently I came into my first smoker gifted to me by a friend. It is a Royall 1000 Pellet smoker, the igniter is broken but I don't mind lighting it by hand. I have had some success with pork butts, and currently have my first brisket on there. To be honest, I'm a bit nervous lol. Anyway it seems from browsing your forum I am in good company and a very knowledgeable bunch. Can't soak up some tips from you guys and of course some smoke!