My name's Ben, I'm from East Texas (Longview area). Been wanting to start smoking for a while, and recently got a Smokey Hollow LP smoker. Fired it up today to do the recommended seasoning, and already found some useful advice from this forum for adding a gasket (ordered the Green Egg high performance gasket to place around both doors). I've never smoked before, but have enjoyed a ton of great food from my good friend Ted's Stump Smoker (Boston Butt's, Spatchcock Chicken, Briquet, Ribs, etc). Also have a deep freeze full of brisket, roasts, and even some beef ribs, so I'm itching to start. Been experimenting with cooking and grilling for years, not an expert by any means but do have a little skill, and excited to take it to the next level with smoking. Don't have as much time as I'd like to dedicate to it, but it's one of my favorite things to do to unwind, have fun, and get a great meal out of it. Looking forward to learning from your advice and experience, and making some friends in the process. Any advice is definitely welcome.