My name is Lance and I`m from Minnesota. I started learning about smoking about nine years ago and I still consider myself a novice as there is much knowledge yet for me to gain. I have used homemade smokers ( iron and stainless ) however I have a hoizon on the way as we speak. I`ve cooked for alot of parties with my father in law and I`m hoping to trade tips and tricks on this forum. is the smoker we use for the larger parties.