Greetings from Hartsville, SC. I have been wanting to join a "smoking" forum and was very impressed with this one. Haven't had time yet to get caught up on all the posts yet (wow, some really emotional emoticons you have). I mainly cold smoke (home-made cheese mostly) so usually hang out on cheeseforum.org which a great forum as well. We also have a small company we started a couple of years ago to make equipment for home / hobby cheese makers, but some of our controller products are used in other areas as well. I started hot smoking many years ago using a charcoal water smoker but that didn't last long. Looking forward to getting back to it with some "new" equipment.