Hi all, I am new to this forum, but have been a fan of BBQ for a very long time. I live in Bulverde Tx, about 25 mile north of San Antonio.I did not find this forum until a bought a MES smoker. I have an LP grill, a 55 gal BBQ pit and a smoker/BBQ pit on wheels, and now a dedicated smoker (MES). I have enjoyed reading all the posts from your website and have learned alot. I am retired, have plenty of time to enjoy cooking. I go by the handle of "ottoplex". I also enjoy some lite welding and powder coating, here is a pic taken a few years ago.