Well I’m from Fontana C.A. which is near San Bernardino. I have always grilled carne asada, (usually thin cuts of steak suck as ranchera, diesmillo, al pastor, adovada things you find at a Mexican restaurant) marinated chicken, pork chops etc. Well those things are getting boring now and wanted to try something new. I use to drive big rigs and spent a lot of time is the south and mid west and fell in love with smoked BBQ, ya I ate ribs before but I’m talking about brisket and pulled pork plus all the sauces and rubs. All I want to do is to smoke some good meat, not poison people, and it is a good bonding experience with my kids. I use a basic Weber grill set up as a smoker, but looking to buy a good smoker. Does anyone know if the black dog line of smokers are any good. I have only smoked a few things so far, ribs which turned out ok and a brisket which was a little dry. I am experimenting with different rubs, trying to make my own bbq sauces, what wood chips to use etc. I’m just looking for tips and advice, and hopefully I will be able to return the favor with some tips of my own one day. I was also wondering if anyone knew a good butcher in this area?