My name's Eric and I'm from Churchville NY, just outside of Rochester. I began smoking last summer, on an ECB my son found on the curb. It was in new, unused condition; we had it in the garage for awhile and I finally decided to give it a try. I did a lot of research first, on smoking in general and the ECB. My first smoke was baby back ribs, and I experienced the common issues with that smoker; temperature control and poor ventilation to name a couple. The ribs turned out pretty darn good (according to the family)... they loved 'em, and I was hooked! I later also did pork shoulders, brisket and spare ribs. I continued researching and learning too, spending a lot of time on this site. My family decided it was time to end my frustrations with the ECB, and got me a new smoker for Christmas. It's a Smoke Hollow Pro 44" propane, and I've since smoked ribs, chicken and brisket in it. Needless to say, smoking has become even more enjoyable with this unit! This weekend I'll be doing 6 pork shoulders for pulled pork. I've picked up a lot of great information here, so I decided it was time to join. It's obviously a great community where people enjoy helping each other!