My name is Erik. I hail from East Central Florida, think Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach area.
I am brand new to smoking meats, not so new to eating them. I got started a few weeks ago doing a couple of smaller pork picnic (two with a total weight of 16.5 lbs) on my gas grill that I used foil and foil pans to temporarily modify to smoke. The apple wood smoked pulled pork turned out pretty well and I got many compliments at the tailgate party (My colleges first NCAA Div. 2 game.) I enjoyed it, didn't even need sauce it was so moist. Needless to say that got me hooked.
I am looking forward to learning a good bit about the craft and I may use some of my mechanical ability to build my own smoker(s).