Hi all, I'm Patti. We live in the very south end of the Willamette valley in Oregon. I have been lurking for quite some time and I think the level of wisdom on this forum is amazing. My primary interests right now are charcuterie, but I love all forms of bbqing/smoking/grilling/etc. I have recently "inherited" (ok, stole out of my dad's barn....)a Little Chief. I'm totally aware of their limitations but its been so much fun to play with! I last used it to put some smoke on a pork loin that i finished in the oven. Hubby was thrilled with it and now we have caught the bug! We are interested in trying some sausage recipes and I just bought some Prague powder online. Looking forward to getting to know you all!!!