My name is Jim Thompson and I have enjoyed BBQ all my life. Now that I am retired I thought I would actually get serious about making good mouth watering BBQ. I have been overweight most of my adult life and recently had Gastric sleeve almost a year ago. So cooking healthy and tasty meat has become an obsession as well as a lot of fun. I just bought a Day-Glo vertical smoker and have loved the first two cooks I did. I have however had some issues with chicken and turkey skin like as in the are tough and rubbery as all heck, Everything else however I have done has been spot on. The smoke flavor of the meat has been great. I am also looking to learn or try jerking out some meat in the smoker as well. Nice to meet you all and I look forward to hearing any tips or suggestions!