Hi fellow Smokies. My name is Stan, I've lived in the Toledo,Ohio area for 14+ yrs. now. I'm originally from Central Texas(Temple) and have recently retired and have gotten knee deep into my favorite pastime-loong,sloow,BBQ! I was a cook for 35 or so yrs. preparing everything from apple dumplings to zuccinni with a lot of BBQ in the mix as well. I used my Tex-Mex influence as often as I could get away with where ever I was, leading me to develope my own blends of rubs, my own version of BBQ sauce, a Fajita marinade and Chili Powder. How ever only family and friends get to taste these, and I love to make new friends. I currently have 5 smokers and one grill: 2 ECB water smokers 1 offset Brinkman 20x32 1 New Braunsfeld Red River ( with mods.) my fav. 1 55gal. drum horiz. custom homade 1 Westinghouse gasser for the occasional veggie and steak grilling Coming soon: a brand new Gator Pits 2448double door with upright. I have become a bit of a celeb here in my home town as I do a lot of special stuff for my father-in-law (the Mayor), and with the help of the Big One coming, I hope to build on that . Thanks for the Opportunity to join you, looking for to making many more friends!