I'm Ryan from upstate NY I got a smoker last summer and used it several times, have been honing my skills in and am always looking for new tips tricks techniques and recipes. Glad to be here
Your title made me laugh, brought back memories of moving to Houston right after I got out of college (more than a few years ago, now). I learned very quickly to tell people I was originally from Buffalo, not to just say New York. If you said your were from New York to a Texan they just assumed it was NYC, and immediately distrusted and disliked you.
If you said Buffalo they just felt sorry for you...