My name is Andy and I live in West Des Moines, IA. I joined SMF actually a few months ago and now just getting to introduce myself on here. I am a Paramedic and been doing for about 7 years. I work a 24 on 48 off type schedule; it works out to 10 days a month. Started smoking on a Weber Performer grill last year, which worked ok for small smokes. But this fall I really got into smoking and purchased a 22.5" WSM and love it. I have learned a great deal after reading and searching techniques in these forums.