Hello! I've been smoking stuff in my backyard for a couple years now (gas grill with a fire box and a Weber Kettle) and been pretty happy with the results (mostly ribs, pulled pork, and a few briskets), but recently got the urge to step it up a notch. Picked up a display unit Masterbuilt, but haven't put it into service yet, but will soon. Hit 50 a few years back, spent about half my life in northern Wisconsin, other half in north-central Illinois, outside of a stint in the Army. Beyond BBQ, smoking, and cooking, I like to fish, hunt, garden, and tinker with things. Glad to have found this forum.