Hello from south dakota.I live in the ne part of the state.Also known as pheasant country.Im retired and proud of it.Ive been smoking meat for approx 5 yrs. my 2 favorites are beef brisket and country styl ribs. I just recently returned from a summer in alaska and now im learning to smoke salmon.The worst part of it is that i have to keep sampleing.My belt is getting a little tight.But im learning. Im hopeing to learn a few things as im a relative newbie to smokeing and cooking meat. I use a gas fired smoker and normally smoke,cook at approx 165 degrees. my 2 favorite meats so far are brisket and pork shoulder.Smoked salmon is comeing up fast though. I also want to try makeing my own bacon from pork bellies and canadian bacon.I visited the site a couple of times in may and this is the 1st time ive been able to get back and start to check it out. but enough for now. hello to all and good night.