Been grillin' for most of my life, BBQing and smoking for about 2-3 years now. Have a slightly tweaked silver smoker, nothing fancy (but I have been sketching out my brick BBQ/Pizza Oven/Propane Forge, just waiting to buy a nice house to build it). Work at a farm supply, where I we sell 100% mesquite lump at 40lbs for 14.50 (I get it at about 30% off) so, it's my primary source of fuel, though I do get hardwood briqs once in a blue moon (particularly on 3-day weekends when I underestimate my fuel stocks by about 20lbs, like this one)
Doing a 5lb pork shoulder today, smoked with pear chunks soaked in wheat beer on a mix of a few huge mesquite chunks and briqs.
Also into backpacking, making things and growing food.
Think I have a bit to share and a lot to learn. . .