Hello from Eastern Ventura County in Southern California. I have been grilling and barbecuing for most of my adult life. I consider myself very good Q'er. I started smoking meat about 3 years ago using a offset smoker. I never had very good luck with the offset, I had a really hard time maintain a constant temperature, therefore the product was not the quality I was looking for . I just recently purchased a Masterbuilt Pro Propane/wood smoker. Everything I've smoked has been outstanding and I am very proud and would not hesitate sharing the product with anybody. Just smoked a brisket for 11 hours. My wife said it was the best smoked meat she remembers eating. I'm extremely excited about this www.SmokingMeatforums.com and look forward to learning and improving the art of smoking.