My name is Doug and I have been BBQing/Smoking for around 25+ years. I have smoked in everything from a hole in the ground to an above ground rock pit. I engineered many of the devices from existing grills/smokers and various collected goodies, AKA junk. I got a Brinkmann SNP for Father's day. Now that I have a device that was constructed for the purpose of BBQ/smoking, my techniques will probably be useless. As I was going through college, I attended Memphis in May every year. That was my first taste of competition BBQ. It kind of got under my skin at that point. And every competition I have been scheduled to be in since, I have not been able to attend for various reasons. I will be going to my first competition on July 11th. It is just one at work but will be a good day. All the competitors want to compete but don't have the time. We have at times discussed forming a team but it never goes any where. Part of it is some want to be in the Memphis Circuit and others the KC circuit and then there's those punks from Texas . I have been working on my sauces for 20 plus years. I have a sweet, sweet vinegar, sweet hot, a traditional hot, traditional and a ground mustard. I finally have the final recipe. I started making rub about a month ago and got lucky and have my final on it.