Re: new to the group
Hello Trevor.. welcome to the smoking meat forums. You are in the right place for learning how to cook up smoke flavored meats. I recommend that you spend some time going thru the various threads since there is enough info on here to give you a ton of help.
You can also go over to www.smoking-meat.com
and read some of my articles and tutorials there on various subjects concerning smoking meat.
Smoking meat is such a vast subject and so fun to learn.. where else do you get to eat your projects when you get done with them??!!
If you have a specific question ask away.. in the proper category of course, and chances are you will get a variety of answers.
You should give your gf a huge kiss for giving you such a wonderful gift.. the smoker is man's best friend second only to dogs :D