Well, my name is Chris and I am from east Tennessee. I am VERY new to smoking and have my first smoker. I just figured if I am going to live in the south I need to know how its done I have an offset smoker that I am very excited about learning how to use. Actually tomorrow I plan on using it for the first time to smoke 2 tenderloins (about 2lbs a piece). I have used it to BBQ some stuff and ran it empty for about 3 or 4 hours right after i got it. Anyway I am glad I found this place and hope to see you all around.