I happily stumbled across this forum today and it did not take long to see the great information and ideas here will help to develop my skills and put even better food in my family and friends mouths. And of course in mine! I do not compete or cook for hire, only for the love of good food and the occasional compliment and happiness of the aforementioned folks. I use several cookers regularly including my 2 old faithful Brinkman upright smokers, Weber kettle, Char-Broil infrared, and most recently learning the best methods to use my good friends new Traeger pellet fed grill (very close to adding one to my collection). I like to try new techniques and fusion ideas, but also enjoy some tried and true favorites. I look forward to learning and exchanging ideas and info with any and all who share my passion for cooking with fire and all the flavors of smoke.