Hello All, I just joined Smoking Meat last night. I have been a barbecue and cooking fanatic for most of my short adult life, but just got serious about smoking within the last 3 years. l spend just about every weekend firing up the beast to impart some succulent smoke into anything I can imagine, or get challenged to make for the office. I enjoy sharing thoughts on techniques and recipes as well as introducing others to GOOD barbecue that is not parboiled and covered in ketchup! Ketchup is meant for french fries! I have also recently started grinding my own meat... YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN! I am a Virginia transplant living in Southern California. I have a Chargriller 50/50 with a side fire box, and I am addicted to smoked meat. I have a small blog that I use to share recipes and ideas, but I will wait to get the ok before posting the URL. Take er' easy all!