Hi all, I am writing from the far north of California, about 2 hrs drive from the Oregon border in Fortuna, Ca. I am 24 years old and a HUGE fan of all types of BBQ. Although not the most experienced BBQer I have been a professional chef for about 7 years, the most recent being an upscale Italian joint (hardly BBQ material). I have cooked/baked a wide variety of foods from all over the world, and my favorite hands down is some home style backyard bbq feasting! I am about to graduate from college with a degree in Computer Science so I will hopefully have more time to perfect the art of smoking. Thanks to the Mods for this great board and the community who make it so. Looking forward to sharing my smoking adventures, and learning the tricks of the trade!