I have been smoking for a few years and knew I would continue to smoke after my first time. I started with a Camp Chef 24" gas smoker and have cut my teeth very well on it. I have smoked butts, ribs, brisket, nuts, cheese, salmon, bacon and chicken. I went last weekend down to the Lang Kitchen to Q-School and brought back a 36" Stretch Deluxe runabout from Lang. Actually smoked on it at the Q-School and again when I got back home. My real job is a quality manager for a steel stamping company. I love craft beer and I love to cook!