As my name implies, I'm from the panhandle of Nebraska. I live about twenty miles east of the Wyoming border in a small town of about 15K people.
A couple of years ago I bought myself a Traeger Lil Tex pellet grill. I also upgraded the thermostat to the digital one so I have better control over temperatures, and added another thermometer to the hood, so I can make sure everything is working like it should. However, I cannot tell a lie... I have never grilled anything on it. I have a Weber kettle grill for that if needed. I use the Traeger for smoking only. Low and Slow is the way I like to cook, so this fits my needs to a T. It's so convenient to just set the temp I want, make sure the hopper is full, and throw meat at it.
I just found your forum a couple days ago, in my search for learning how to smoke a fatty (the meat kind). Turns out you guys have an AMAZING section dedicated to just that topic, so I learned quite a bit.
This morning, I decided I needed to apply my newfound knowledge, and I smoked two fatties. One pizza fatty, and one philly steak and cheese fatty. They turned out fantastic. You can check out the pics I took here: http://imgur.com/a/YTJ5a
I just wanted to post and introduce myself, and say thank you to everyone here for creating and maintaining this awesome community. I look forward to many more eventful smoking sessions, and all the new things I'm going to learn by reading what is posted here.