Hi everybody. I found this forum after a google search for recreating the Texas Land and Cattle smoked sirloin. I have 6 lbs of Tri-tip in my smoker now! I live in Vancouver, WA. I like sunsets and walks on the beach. Besides cooking, I enjoy photography and NFL football. I lived in Texas for 6 years and really became a smoking/BBQ lover. I have a drum smoker that I used for a couple of years, but find it to be VERY difficult to control the temp and had varying results. I was given a gas smoker for Christmas two years ago and love it. It's a cheapie from Wal-mart, but it works very well for me. I have the HARDEST time finding wood for it though. I'd love to know where any PAC NW'ers get their supplies. I can only find Kingsford chips during the summer in the grocery stores, but I like to smoke in the winter, too! I miss the BBQ supply stores in Texas for sure! Thanks to the admins/mods for providing a great forum for discussion!