Hi everyone, my name is Mike. I am 23 years old and a soldier in the US Army. I have refused to cook my whole life until I got married and now I am seeing the value in it. It is a man's duty to be able to cook delicious food and that is just what I plan to do (If my father heard me say that, I think it would bring a tear to his eye). Anyhow, I am currently deployed, but before I left I started giving my hand at grilling. I just have one of those regular square charcoal grills. I tried to smoke ribs a few times by just putting soaked chips over the charcoal and then putting the ribs directly over the heat source. Obviously they didn't turn out quite like I had hoped... After reading around the site I have seen the error of my ways, so when I go home for R&R I will be asking for some advice so I can give it another go. A little more about myself, I have been married to my beautiful wife, Dayoung, for a little over two years now. We have two dogs that are like our children (yeah, we are THOSE people). They are a border collie named Shinbi, and a chow chow named Saja. I'm originally from southwest Pennsylvania, so I'm a die hard Pittsburgh fan, whether it be the Steelers, Penguins, or my poor Pirates. That's it for now, I look forward to learning from the best!