Hi everyone, I'd just like to introduce myself and extend a big thank you to everyone in the community for your constant commitment to ensuring that good smoke is being spread far and wide. I've been a follower of your site for a little while, have taken some good advise thats out there and hope to now get a little more involved with the community and share some smoking experiences as they come.
I've been a big fan of BBQ all my life, have traveled extensively, and often plan trips just to try out the local flavors. I grew up loving it with close family in Asheville NC, San Antonio TX, and St. Louis, MO. I now live in LA and I'm still on the hunt for a good spot. I havnt exactly given up on the search, although I've taken it upon myself to make some good eats the best I can in my own backyard.
I picked up a Masterbuilt 30, 2-door propane smoker and have been breaking it in over the past few months. I've got a big cook this weekend for family and friends (80 people) and I'll be putting it (and myself) to the true test with 2 9lb Picnics, 2 8lb bone-in butts, 8 racks of st. louis ribs, and a big pack of links. It's a potluck so there will be more food to go around when guests arrive.
Anyway, hope to keep in touch!