I am from the Fredericksburg area of VA, and am pretty new to smoking meat...as in never. I have always been an avid griller and can cook some mean chicken and steaks, but wanted to expand my horizons a bit after stopping at a few of those road side BBQ joints and falling in love. To be honest I have been stalking the forum for a few weeks getting ideas and reading reviews...lots of great info here. A bit about me: Well first off I love to spend time with my family, fish, hunt, and drink quality craft beer I hope to add smoking meat to the list soon. I have a pretty busy life that does not always give me the luxury bird dogging long slow cooks, so I went the sit it and forget it electric smoker route. My equipment: MES Gen 2.5 Bluetooth AMNPS 5x8 (Just in case...seems popular) Weber Summit (propane grill) Weber Kettle (charcoal) I look forward to hopefully share a few good smokes and learn a few new tricks of the trade.