Hello all! My name is Shane and I live in Iowa. I love cooking outdoors, usually over charcoal or open fire, but have dabbled in dutch ovens.
My wife and I are going to be celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary on the 19th and for a Father's Day/Anniversary gift, she got me an offset smoker. I've been wanting one for a long time, and she has blessed me with one!
It's an Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn smoker. She brought it home to me today and we assembled it together. :) We are breaking it in with some charcoal at the moment, and after letting it burn for a bit I just tossed on a rack of ribs. May as well not waste charcoal.
While waiting for dinner I thought I'd look around the net for some tips/tricks/info on smoking and cooking on it since smoking is totally new to me. I'm on several forums for saltwater reef aquariums, so a forum is the first place I started looking for info. I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can and eating well!