My name is Donovan. Born and raised in Northern California. Some of the best farms, dairies, ranches, and wildlife are 30 mins from my front door. I worked in fine dining for years. I recently branched out on my own. I now own a catering company that focuses on Pacific oysters and caviar. Starting to delve into home smoked fish. Used my Big Chief Smoker yesterday for the first time in a decade. Trout (wet brine) Mackerel, salmon (and carcass) oysters and sturgeon (dry brine). Sturgeon and oysters won.