My name is Jonathan
I was born and raised by BBQ people in Texas. My grandfather owned and operated a BBQ business and food product business until he had a debilitating stroke in the 90s. It was called Zebbie's, and it was most profitable with its Onion Ring batter mix.
My family has tons of smokers - all home-made - all weighing too much (offset smokers, rotisserie smokers, direct heat smokers,etc.). I currently have the smallest one. It is about 1,000 pounds. The rest of them are on trailers or the like. I have tons of experience catering and smoking for lots of people with my family.
That said, I know NOTHING about electric smoking except what I've learned through research on this forum. I got an Amaze N smoker to complement it. It is sacrilegious that I even own an electric smoker. My Paw-Paw would roll over in his grave if he knew.
I am just having a hard time regulating temperature on my smoker in South Dakota cold temperatures without lots of work, and I am looking for a lazy man's way of smoking.
I love BBQ - ALL BBQ. Kansas City, Memphis, Georgia, Texas... I love it all. I prefer if it is a dead pig and that it is spicy, but I do not discriminate.
Look forward to learning more from you guys on here.