Well I have been in forums for close to 9 years, Just recently stumbled across the SMF. I was broke in cooking when I was like around 8. My grandparents own and bar and Restaurant in Wahdams Michigan called the Pioneer at the time. I got interested in smokeing when I started to do my own Venison summer sausage. Bought me a Electric Brinkman Dome smoker plugged it in Oct 1 and unplugged it like Feb 1 . wife got mad the electric bill jumped $60 a month. So I ran that for 4 years gave it to my brother in law still was like new and bought GOSM gasser small size. 2 years later I traded up to the Big Block and now wish I would have kept my little one to.