Just happen to sign up for the forum after being a lurker for awhile. Been on other forums for a long time and started smoking foods about 2 yrs ago. I live in NC and have been living here 24 yrs and NY previously. Own a WSM 22 that I use as my main smoker and have been really getting into bacon and jerky runs lately. Smoked around 30 lbs of bacon in last 2 months Prior to that I was using kettles and learning how to really control a temp for shoulders, turkey, sausage and etc. The purchase of a steady temp smoker made it even more fun and more room to do so. Friends and family are loving the foods coming off it lately. Look forward to getting even more info and recipes and tips from this forum in the future!! Been home out of work for almost a yr due to multiple knee surgeries ( 1 about every 3-3 1/2 months ) and reading up on all this stuff and new smokes has really helped make the days go by easier.