My name is Johnny and I live in Lincoln Illinois. I have just gotten into competition cooking. I use a treager pellet grill with a smoke daddy pid controller and a downdraft smoke hood. I also use a pitmaster pellet smoker with a smoke daddy pid controller also with a downdraft hood. the hood really helps keep the temps stable and seems to keep the smoke in the cooker longer. I have been in 4 backyard cook offs. two of the four I got calls on my food. this july I got 3rd in chicken and 5th in ribs out of 29 teams, and last weekend I got first in chicken and wasn't given a score sheet to see how I did on my ribs. I am looking to get into charcoal/stick cookers by next year so I can compete a little better. I will be happy to lend any advise I can give and look to pick peoples brains on some issues.