Hello everyone my name is Derek and I live in the beautiful city of Whittier CA which is about 20 minutes east of Downtown Los Angeles. I love to cook but I recently took up smoking or Barbecuing. After a lot of research I ended up buying an 18inch Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker. It has worked wonderfully and I have thoroughly enjoyed smoking meat. So far I have done chicken, ribs, Tri Tip and Turkey Drumsticks. I am looking forward to learning from all of you and hopefully I will be able to improve my smoking skills.