Hello everyone! I'm Wil from Chesapeake, VA. I'm sort of new to smoking. I have loved smoked meat all of my life. My grandfather did not have a smoker, he had a smoke house. It was attached to his garage in Dovesville, SC. He owned plantation property that was no longer a plantation when I came along, and the smoker was part of life for them. It is how they preserved meat before refrigeration came along. I have to admit, I did not learn anything from him or my father about smoking because he and my father both died before I was old enough to know how important it was at the time. I joined the Navy and moved away to Virginia where I still reside today. Eating smoked meat has been the name of the game to me until about 3 years ago. I bought a grill that had a smoker in it. I started smoking brisket first and my first smoking experience was burnt on the outside but the inside was so awesome that I did not give up. I moved on to what I felt was perfecting my first attempt at brisket smoking and got it RIGHT! I smoked the brisket for Thanksgiving and the whole family was there and loved it. I have since started smoking ribs as well and for my newbie level of smoking I love em. They were a bit spicy on the rub I created, but the flavor was awesome. So the grill died and I have not smoked again because I got rid of the grill. So today I bought a Smoke Hollow 44" Dual Burner Propane Smoker. Before I both it. I looked for reviews on it and found it was not a bad smoker from this forum. So I bought it!!. Now I want to learn more about smoking! Thanks for having this site available. I look forward to interacting with you guys!!