Hello everyone I live on Padre Island and love smoking different kinds of meat. I am originally form St. Louis Mo. and moved here about six years ago. I have been smoking for about 9 years and currently own a Traeger Lil Texan, it has been a good smoker but not without its problems, all being conrtoller issues. However I have just ordered a Smokin It #3 and I am very excited for a new adventure in smoking. Anyway that is about it, I am retired and living the good life if blue smoke.