Hello all! I live in Washington, DC as my name might suggest. I have long been jerry rigging my propane BBQ into a smoker, but those days are finally over. I have received a free Masterbuilt Pro Propane/Charcoal upright smoker. Yes. I am like Hank Hill with Propane. I love the stuff. I have a chemistry background so getting to play around with a more precise energy flow makes me a happy camper. Nothing against charcoal, but its too imprecise for a lot of my projects (by imprecise, I mean I suck at it). Played around with my smoker and did four racks of baby backs last weekend (5 hours at 200-05) and people are still raving about them. My next project is to make a gigantic batch of applewood smoked salt this sunday. I have splatter screens and the like -- hoping to pump out 12 pounds in a day with all day smoking and a 5 hour cycle. Done it before on my BBQ, but never in this quantity (Christmas gifts for friends). I stumbled on this forum and I look forward to learning for y'all and contributing where I can! Cheers to the Meat!