Our names are Cruz & Bethany and we will be getting our first smoker very soon (my husband's birthday on Oct 22 - IF he doesn't jump the gun and get it before me lol). We live in southeast Texas, we are in our 40's and have two teen boys. He's been a BBQ'er forever, mostly brisket, chicken, sausage and ribs. He has 2 pits, one he made from scratch in his high school welding class which he is anxious to add a fire box to if when we find someone to do it. He's the cooker and I'm the researcher, and that's what led me to this great site!