Hi my name is Ed, I live in Naperville Illinois. I'm not new to grilling I've been heating up grills almost 40 years . I started in 77 with a red Weber, that I just gave to a guy that likes to collect older grills. Stupidity ruled for many of those years as I bought a gas grill sometime in the 80's so I put charcoal on the back burner. A few months ago I got the desire to try my old kettle, discovered new things like the chimney and all the info on the web, so I was back into real fire. My birthday is coming up so I treated my self to a new Akorn grill and love how easy it is to cook on. I really enjoy reading all the info on this site and hope to continue to learn new and tasty things.