Hey SMF, My name is Chris, my family and I live in Northern Colorado. I have two young boys 5 & 2 that I am sure I will have to feed a lot someday. With that, I did a lot of growing up in the south Florida/Georgia. I loved BBQ and smoked meats, my wife, however, is not a big fan. In our second pregnancy, I was eating some great BBQ from a great local joint called "Georgia Boys" and I finally turned her into a fan. Now instead of always paying the big bucks at the restaurants I would like to figure this smoking thing into something I can make for the family. A lot of my co-workers and friends have purchased the middle Treager for $699 and I wasn't ready to invest that type of money on this yet, so I just picked up the 30" Masterbuilt Propane Smoker from amazon. Thanks to the forum, I am ready to get this guy seasoned, I also picked up the Maverick thermometer and the Amazen 12" Pellet Tube. I will also buy the gasket material and be ready to seal up the door as needed. I think I am going to start with some ribs and pulled pork. I also love spicy hot links. I will just look forward to getting a feel for the whole low and slow thing and adjusting to getting smoke flavor into our favorite meats. Thanks for all the info you guys have provided on the forums. Chis K.