Hello, my name is Paul and I'm located in Edmond, Oklahoma. I work in vocational rehabilitation and am 63 years old, ham radio is one of my hobbies, and I also love to go hang out at lake Texoma I've been using smokers for a long time off and on but never knew there was an online forum about smoking meat. I decided to get back into smoking meat on a much more regular basis recently and found that my old Landmann Smoky Mountain 3605BGD had burner issues so I started online searching for a burner to replace the worn out original - that's how I found this website. I've already learned a lot just from browsing through interesting sounding threads. We like to have family get-togethers at my house so my desire to get back into backyard cooking has been re-ignited. Hoping to retire in the near future so hopefully I can get really good at smoking meats while trying new recipes. I look forward to learning a lot more from this great forum. I'll be working my way through the 5 day e course and experimenting with my smoker. I did replace the burner and it's back up and running now thanks to Ed at gassmoker.com. Thanks for the very quick welcome message from TulsaJeff.