I am James and I have been using an offset stick smoker for well over 20 years. I recently got a Smokin Tex 1400. My main cooker is my Uvalde offset, but I decided to get this just to see if I would like it. So far its been pretty cool. I've done about 5 racks of ribs and I am waiting to start the 1400 as soon as my fatties rest in fridge a bit. Anyway, I am 54 year and my interests include music, cooking and fishing.