Hello "So Cal Smokers". I found this section this evening and have been reading like mad. I am Cathy in the Covina/Pomona area. My Traeger pellet grill will be delivered Friday with a bag of Mesquite and a bag of Alder pellets. I am hoping to fire it up Saturday morning and make a couple of chickens to break it in. I am reading the types of meats and cuts that are available and learning alot. I have always been a cook, but meat was never my strong suit. I'm hoping smoking and long slow cooking will work better for me. I look forward to doing a nice brisquit, some fish, and the husband has requested turkey legs. So we shall see. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge.