Howdy, Iâ€™m Grant from Everett, WA. Iâ€™m glad I discovered this site. Iâ€™ve been getting frustrated lately (with my smokerâ€¦) and itâ€™s nice to know there is a place to go to get questions answered. I discovered smoking meats as a way of life after an almost religious experience having BBQ cooked by â€œBig Redâ€ for my brotherâ€™s wedding rehearsal dinner down on St. George Island in Florida. That, coupled with him moving back to the home town after 7 years (my brother, not Big Red, though I would have been happy with either) and starting to serve it when we went over to his house converted my father and I, and we both promptly went out and got smokers like his (New Braunfels Black Diamond Smoker.) I BBQ and smoke 12 months of the year. While my friends here in the Puget Sound area seem to think Iâ€™m a BBQ god, I really consider myself a relative beginner and really havenâ€™t stretched out that much. I have Brinkman Pitmaster Delux (6 years) and a Little Chief electric (around 16 years, mostly just for fish.) I mostly do the basics (Pork Shoulder Roasts â€“ pulled pork, Beef Brisket, Whole Chickens and Chicken Thighs, Beef and Pork ribs (though I finish those on the grill) and some seafood. I have some cooking background having taken several classes over the last 25 years, but I pretty much just do what I consider fun (and want to eat!) I tend to spend more time experimenting on things like rubs and sauces (and the stuff you eat when you run out of meat, like potato salad, cornbread and coleslaw) than the smoking aspect. Originally that was because my Pitmaster worked so well. Lately, itâ€™s because the Pitmaster has been frustrating me so much that itâ€™s the other stuff that makes it fun. I really love cooking for large groups and I find Iâ€™m most happy when Iâ€™m pulling 60 pounds of pork out of the smoker and stuffing more beer in the ice filled basin. I always seem to be able to set a place for one more person! Iâ€™ve been wanting to expand into doing things like turkey and lamb, but before I do that, I want to get schooled up on smoker management and figure out if I need to modify this smoker or replace it (which I hate to do.) Well anyway thatâ€™s about it for me, but once I figure out where to post my issues with my pitmaster (plus photos) I guess youâ€™ll get to hear that storyâ€¦.