I started smoking on a borrowed Little Chief electric smoker and was hooked. 5 years ago I built my own UDS and got a couple decent smokes out of it, but she was a high maintenance smoker. Temps were always all over, couldn't keep them steady. I couldn't walk away from the smoker for more than 45 min or something would go wrong. Probably more of my skill lacking than a problem with the UDS, but the end result is I got turned off smoking.
Who was I kidding? I can't stay away for long! After 2 years I mentioned to the wife that I thought a propane smoker would be much easier for me to smoke with. She told Santa and I just got a MB 30" propane smoker.
I am in NW Ohio, and I found a little wind-free area that will be great for smoking!
Going back to my old forums I found that quite a few of 'non-helpful' people had moved in. People new to smoking weren't helped, they were kind of bashed. I decided to find a new forum home. SMF looks like a great place with great people!
Look forward to seeing all of you around!