New to the forum but not so much to smoking. I'm 32, live in Huntsville AL with my wife of 11 years and my two sons. I help coach my son's baseball team in my spare time when not trying to round out my wife's never ending honey do list. We also like to camp. I was pointed to the forum by a current member that I used to work with. He makes some excellent food on his stainless UDS and got me wanting to give it a try. I bought two Brinkmann Gourmet smokers from him and the rest is history. Smoked my first shoulder and it was a complete hit. Since then I get asked to smoke turkeys by family and friends almost weekly. I started smoking fatties and bringing in smoked sausage biscuits to work and that was also a success. My old Brinkmanns just rusted on out so I am 7/8 of the way through building my first 30 gallon UDS. I should finish up the hardware and some small things tomorrow and get it ready for seasoning. I'm on the hook to build 2 more UDS for some friends once I get mine done. I had no intention of getting very deep into smoking but I seem to be getting deeper whether I want to or not. I guess at the end of the day that isn't a bad thing. Oh...... and ROLL TIDE!!