I have been surfing this website for a while and you all are a great group of people with a lot of knowledge about building, smoking meat, poultry and fish. I decided to join in and share with many of you. First I would like to introduce myself and tell you a little about me. My name is Joe and I have been in NC for some 22yrs. I was born in Scranton Pa area, moved to NJ and relocated to the beautiful state of NC where BBQ is big. I am a Maintenance Mechanic in the pharmaceutical industry and also I am a welder. I love to cook meats. I started getting into building grills and pig cookers when I came to NC because there’s nothing better than people gathering around a grill and eating. My specialty is kielbasa. When I was young our family would all get together and have holiday meals and my grandmother would make us eat a slice of bread for every three slices of kielbasa. There was an old country store in Dickson city Pa called Janus’s (yanus) and they made the best smoked kielbasa. I was about 18 when they closed and they took their recipe with them. In my dilemma I wanted to duplicate their kielbasa not knowing anything about making sausage. I surfed the net on recipes, made my own sausage stuffer out of sanitary tubing and an old air cylinder and started concocting kielbasa. I finally got it right after 12 yrs of trial and error and it is good. There were a few hundred pounds that got fed to the dogs at first but slowly I was getting better. I would say the kielbasa is good as or better than Janus’s. Everyone goes nuts for it when I bring it out. I also like to BBQ ribs. My favorite ribs are with John Henry’s pecan rub with some Curlys BBQ sauce. mmmmmm mmmmmm I currently don’t have real smoker but am looking for some material to make one. I might try a UDS first. I do hang my kielbasa in my pig cooker add wood chips Some of you may have heard of me from another forum http://www.hobartwelders.com/weldtalk/ I posted instructions on how to build a pipe burner which some of you have done here. Here are a couple of my grills I made that I currently use. Again I look forward to posting with all of you especially the Qveiw.