I'm a salesman that currently lives in Katy, TX, but I am originally from the bayou.... Houma, LA. I am very happily, married and currently have a six year-old son and new baby on the way. I have been lurking around on this forum for at least a year and finally decided to join.
I have an Oklahoma Joe's horizontal smoker that I have had for about 5 years and I have a custom-built natural-gas vertical smoker that I completed about 3-4 months ago, using a ton of info from this forum. Besides smoking meat, I cook outdoors about 2-3 times during the week and every weekend. Beyond the smokers, I have a Weber 3 burner natural gas grill and other burners/ pots to cook everything from boiled crawfish, to Jambalya, to cracklin's, and gumbo in my rustic outdoor kitchen. I also hunt and process all of my own wild-game.
Cooking outdoors is by far my most enjoyable, and sometimes expensive, hobby and passion. Of course, alongside every outdoor cook comes the opportunity to enjoy a premium cigar and a cold beverage.