I've been smoking and grilling for years, just hadn't thought about joining a group like this before. I'm a transplanted Texan living in northern Illinois. I use an Oklahoma Joe Longhorn smoker and a Weber Genesis grill. I cook primarily for the enjoyment and sharing with friends and family. However, I have catered a number of different venues over the years. Most folks want my brisket, though I do a wide variety of meats. I make my own dry rubs and sauces.