I just created an account because I often find myself here looking for info . . . I grew up on a cattle farm in KS and my now husband relocated me to sunny Southern California about 7 years ago. I am pretty well versed in the kitchen and have been working on my smoking skills for about 5 years now. I started on a Traeger Lil' Tex and recently bumped up to a larger size Traeger. Also in our arsenal is a Weber Summit propane grill and a Weber Charcoal Kettle (yes, there are only 2 of us!). I am dabbling more & more and hope to be using a stick burner in the near future, so I am obviously tweaking every time I set up. Luckily, climate is not a problem here but I have a hard time duplicating results when I visit family in KS. I know this will be a great resource for me in the future!