I'm mike and I am originally from Dallas Texas, but I enlisted in the navy in 2011 and haven't been able to move back. I am currently living in the Northern Virginia area. I have absolutely zero smoking experience but I have been cooking on a gas grill for quite some time and I decided that smoking is the next step. Being from Texas I don't do many things half way. With that being said I am currently looking at purchasing a Horizons 16" or 20" smoker. If there is anybody out there with other Smoker suggestions I would greatly appreciate the input.