I'm Jack. Originally from San Diego, my wife and I relocated to Colorado Springs in September last year. We have a Masterbuilt smoker, but just broke it in over the Memorial Day weekend. To start things off; I am an amateur. I enjoy grilling though. I generally grill 4-5 nights a week. The usual burgers and steaks and stuff. No conventional smoking aside from the hotbox I throw on the grill or some chips wrapped in tinfoil. Some other things I've smoked on the grill include; peaches and goat cheese, lasagna, meatloaf, and miscellaneous pastries and pies. To anybody in to this thing, I didn't get to taking pictures of my butt today, sorry. The roast looks good too. I did, on the other hand, underestimate the time involved in smoking it. It looks like a 12am dinner tonight. I have read and read every pertinent thread on this forum, and I can assure the pros here that this thing looks legit. I've found that distracting myself with household chores and errands is saving the agony of sitting here drooling over what's calling my name from the smoker. Who would have thought smoking meats could become a hobby?......... My wife didn't buy "smoking meats" as a hobby.