I came across this awesome forum last night while looking for tips. It seems like you can never learn enough about smoking meat, etc. I'm from Irving, Texas. Currently using a New Braunfels offset that has many hours on it. I've retired a couple of water smokers, as well as an Old Smokey kettle type grill that made killer country style ribs. Don't know exactly what my skill level is, but friends and family always clean it up pretty good. I like to hunt, fish, garden, and love NASCAR. My favorite driver is Dave Blaney, in the #22 Caterpillar Toyota. Yeah, I like the underdog. See y'all in the forum!