Hi all, I've smoked on cheap smokers for many years. However, I have SOOOO much to learn and love this site. Been lingering here a while. Just ordered what I hope is a quality smoker from "Sling N Steel". Should receive in about a month (Just like my real estate ventures, I buy high - sell low. I ordered in high season - go figure; par for my course). hehe I can't wait to be able to participate in the knowledge pool. Anyways, I live in far Southwestern North Carolina, but retired 11 years ago from Houston.