Good Evening Folks!
Might as well jump in with both feet, since I have been lurking here just before Christmas...
I am Duane and I live in the the Raleigh Durham area of North Carolina. I am married, and have been for 25 years (to the same woman) and have a freshman daughter who attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Before today, I was a complete newby to smoking meats, but after a generous gift from a vendor friend of mine, I have now been baptized in smoke. I am the owner of a 40" MES with absolutley no mods at this point.
I have been on this site almost daily since just before Christmas, and have taken all 5 e-courses offered by Jeff. I downloaded and successfully used both his rib rub and sauce recipes today with great success. I have to admit, that meat was pretty darn good, and I couldn't have done a better job (at least in my newby opinion).
I know, I know, with no pictures, it really didn't happen, but my belly, my wife, daughter and her boyfriend will all attest what a great meal we just finished. I promise there will be more pictures in the future.
Well, that's about it for me.... I look forward to gaining more information from all of the experts here, and hope to contribute what I can.
So I will thank you all now for what I have learned from you this far, and what I will gain going forward.