Hello all. I am a flight paramedic in Sioux Falls, SD. I currently use a simple electric water smoker, and it has served me well for several years now. I got into smoking while at my last job at a fire department, where most of my shift did it, and I learned from them. I have been contemplating building a smokehouse, as my dad and I are avid hunters and fishermen. I recently got into making sausage, and would like to make all of my own, rather than relying on a local locker. One of my favorite things to smoke is fish. I have gotten raves on my smoked Northern Pike in the past, even from the doubters. I also have interests in learning the cold smoking arts. Love the idea of making my own salami and bacon and cheese. I have read a lot of the forums over the years, and just felt inclined to finally get a little more involved and socialable. So hello all and can't wait to talk to you.